This Day In Astro History

Golf balls and javelins on the Moon

columbia left wing
Space Shuttle Columbia showing damaged wing.

February 6

2016 - An unidentified object (@Feb 10) reportedly killed a man at a water cooler, injured three others, and left a four-foot deep crater, after falling inside the Bharathidasan Engineering College campus at about 12.30 p.m. localtime. G. Baskar, principal of the college in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, told reporters “There was a noise like a big explosion" and "it was an abnormal sound that could be heard from at least 3 kilometers away.” -- India Real Time

2003 - Image, taken from below Space Shuttle Columbia just before her tragic ending, is released.

1991 Salyut-7, Soviet Union Space Station, burns up In Earth's Atmosphere.

1971 - First golf shots taken on the Moon by Alan Shepherd (Apollo 14) He brought it home and it is currently on display at the US Golf Association Hall of Fame in New Jersey.
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