This Day In Astro History

Apollo 6 launch
Launch of Apollo 6

April 4

1991 - maple leafAnik-E2 launched from Kourou aboard an Ariane 44P. (mass 2,923 kg)

1983 - Launch of STS-6, Space Shuttle Challenger's maiden flight.

1968 - Launch of Apollo 6, the final unmanned Apollo mission.

Challenger's first flight
Challenger's first flight

STS-6 Mission Patch
STS-6 Mission Patch
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