[amsat-bb] Re: On This Date - Van Allen Belt

B J top_gun_canada at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 31 12:19:21 PST 2011


> On January 31, 1958 - Reacting
> swiftly to the Soviet success with Sputnik I, the United
> States makes its first foray into space a highly successful
> one.
> http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/index/~3/0HfWdXXPRWY/
> WIRED Magazine - First U.S. Satellite Discovers Van Allen
> Belt

Other significant space missions took place on this day.

1961-01-31:  Space chimp Ham launched on board Mercury-Redstone 2

1971-01-31:  Apollo 14/Kitty Hawk/Antares (Alan Shepard, Ed Mitchell, and Stu Roosa) launched, nearly 10 years after Shepard's Mercury/Freedom 7 flight


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