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asteroid 2012AD14
Asteroid 2012AD14 Close approach.

February 15

2013 - February 15 at 19:25 Universal Time the asteroid 2012DA14 will pass at a distance of 0.000228 AU (34,100 km; 21,200 mi) from the center-point of Earth. Discoverer: La Sagra Sky Survey

2013 - An incoming rock travelling at 57,000 km/hr explodes over central Russia. The shockwave injures 1500 from flying window glass and destroys property. More info from NASA Near Earth Object Program

2010 - Cupola for ISS installed!

2003 - Last launch of Ariane4.

2003 - Los Alamos Makes Map of first ice on Mars.

1999 - IKONOS 2 Athena 2 Launch

1935 - Roger B. Chaffee, Birthday. He was an American Astronaut who died on January 27, 1967 along with Gus Grissom and Edward White during training in Apollo 1.

1564 - Galileo Galilei's Birthday. Born at Pisa.
cupola opens
ISS- Cupola view of Earth
Roger B Chaffee
Roger B Chaffee

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Galileo Galilei 
(1564 - 1642)
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