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Launched - Historical Events
Date Event
1751-10-20

Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort

1765-05-07

HMS Victory (Admiral Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, 40 years later) launched

1797-05-10

1st US Navy ship, the "United States," is launched

1797-09-20

US frigate Constitution (Old Ironsides) launched in Boston

1814-10-29

"Demologos", 1st steam-powered warship, is launched

1818-05-28

1st steam vessel to sail Great Lakes launched

1843-07-19

Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and also becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world.

1860-12-29

The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.

1862-01-30

USS Monitor, the US Navy's 1st ironclad warship launched

1862-02-14

Galena, 1st US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Connecticut

1862-03-08

Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched

1862-05-15

Confederate ship Alabama launched as the Enrica at Birkenhead, England, where she had been built in secret

1869-11-23

In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched - one of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving to this day.

1889-05-14

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London.

1894-02-03

1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched, Bath, Me

1897-05-17

The first successful submarine that can run submerged for any considerable distance and combines electric and gasoline engines is launched in the USA by its designer John Philip Holland

1901-10-02

First Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow

1906-02-10

British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design

1906-09-20

Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle, England.

1909-05-22

1st SF fireboat, David Scannell, launched

1910-10-20

The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.

1911-03-08

International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.

1911-05-31

R.M.S. Titanic launched, Belfast

1912-07-16

Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske

1914-02-26

HMHS Britannic, sister to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.

1915-04-27

Counterattack launched by Turkish forces under the command of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk against allied troops

1918-03-14

1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF

1918-07-27

Socony 200, 1st concrete barge in US, launched to carry oil, NY

1918-11-07

Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

1919-12-23

1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched

1927-05-14

Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg.

1930-01-30

The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.

1930-03-15

1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched

1931-05-19

Cruiser Deutschland launched in Kiel

1931-07-18

1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched

1932-10-29

French liner Normandie is launched

1934-09-26

British liner Queen Mary is launched

1938-07-28

34,000-ton Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania launched at Birkenhead

1939-02-15

German battleship Bismarck was launched

1940-09-29

1st US merchant ship "Booker T. Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware

1941-06-06

1st navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched

1941-07-19

British PM Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign

1941-09-27

1st WW II liberty ship, freighter Patrick Henry, launched

1942-04-30

1st submarine built on Great Lakes launched, (Peto), Manitowoc, Wi

1943-05-07

Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched

1943-07-06

US destroyer William D Porter [Willie Dee] launched

1943-07-25

1st warship named after an African American launched - USS Leonard Roy Harmon, a Buckley class destroyer

1943-11-29

US aircraft carrier Hornet launched

1944-01-29

USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy, is launched.

1947-07-01

192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched

1953-04-16

British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II

1954-01-21

USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, launched on the Thames, Connecticut.

1955-01-20

1st atomic sub, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton Conn

1955-07-21

USS Seawolf launched, 1st submarine powered by liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor

1955-10-07

Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga launched at Brooklyn

1955-10-08

World's most powerful aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga, launched

1957-05-15

18,000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade

1957-07-02

1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback

1957-11-04

2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched

1958-02-01

1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched

1958-03-26

US Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"

1958-03-26

The African Regroupment Party (PRA) is launched at a meeting in Paris.

1958-04-28

Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

1958-05-27

Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

1958-06-26

Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

1958-11-30

1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me

1959-02-17

1st weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8 kg

1959-03-03

1st US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, launched

1959-03-24

The Party of the African Federation (PFA) is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.

1959-04-13

Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

1959-06-09

1st ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)

1959-06-22

Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

1959-07-14

USS Long Beach, first nuclear powered cruiser launched at Quincy, Mass

1959-08-13

US Military satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)

1959-08-19

Satellite Discoverer 6 launched into polar orbit

1959-09-12

Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on Moon

1959-09-17

Transit 1A, 1st navigational satellite launched; failed to orbit

1959-09-18

Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit

1960-03-11

Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus

1960-03-25

1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)

1960-04-01

1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1)

1960-04-27

1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)

1960-05-11

French liner "France" launched

1960-05-15

Sputnik 4 launched into Earth orbit; later recovery failed

1960-07-12

Echo I, 1st passive satellite launched

1960-07-12

USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs

1960-08-10

Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space

1960-08-12

Echo 1, 1st communications satellite, is launched

1960-08-19

Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit as the first animals launched on a round trip into space (later recovered alive)

1960-09-24

USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launched

1960-10-04

Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit

1960-10-21

1st British nuclear sub HMS Dreadnought launched

1960-11-15

USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched

1960-11-23

Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched

1961-02-16

US satellite Explorer 9 is launched

1961-03-25

Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)

1961-06-16

Discoverer 25 launched

1961-09-13

Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit

1961-11-18

US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed

1961-12-12

Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36

1962-04-23

1st US satellite to reach the moon launched

1962-04-23

Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral

1962-05-24

M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into Earth orbit

1962-06-01

Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit

1962-07-10

Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched

1962-07-27

Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission

1962-07-28

Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean

1962-08-27

Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus

1962-09-28

Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched

1962-10-03

Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit

1962-12-13

Relay 1 communication satellite launched

1962-12-19

Transit 5A1, 1st operational navigational satellite, launched

1963-05-07

SETC Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles (10,800 km))

1963-05-15

Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched

1963-06-13

Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut

1963-07-26

US Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched

1963-10-16

2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral

1963-11-26

Explorer 18 launched

1963-12-02

1st Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km

1964-01-25

Echo 2, US communications satellite launched

1964-01-30

Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail

1964-04-08

Unmanned Gemini 1 launched

1964-05-28

Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit

1964-07-28

Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures

1964-08-19

Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched

1964-08-28

US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched

1964-10-01

Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley

1964-11-28

Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars

1965-02-16

Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors

1965-02-17

US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures

1965-03-21

US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact

1965-03-23

Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom & Young)

1965-04-03

1st atomic powered spacecraft (snap) launched

1965-05-09

Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)

1965-06-03

Gemini 4 launched; 2nd US 2-man flight (McDivitt & White)

1965-07-18

Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit

1965-08-21

Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts)

1965-11-12

Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus

1965-11-16

Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)

1965-11-27

1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space

1965-12-04

Gemini 7 (Borman & Lovell) launched

1965-12-15

Gemini 6 launched; makes 1st rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7)

1965-12-16

Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit

1966-02-03

1st operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched US

1966-03-16

Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong & Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits

1966-04-08

OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched

1966-06-03

Gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford & Cernan)

1966-06-25

Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched

1966-07-01

Explorer 33 launched

1966-07-05

Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy

1966-07-17

Pioneer 7 launched

1966-07-18

Gemini 10 launched (John Young & Michael Collins)

1966-08-10

1st lunar orbiter launched by US

1966-08-17

Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit

1966-09-12

Gemini XI (Charles Conrad & R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight

1966-09-15

1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched

1966-09-20

US Surveyor B launched toward Moon; crashed Sept 23

1966-10-26

First Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2

1966-11-06

Lunar Orbiter 2 launched

1966-11-07

Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US

1966-11-11

Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight

1967-04-05

ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit

1967-04-17

Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20

1967-04-23

Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty

1967-05-04

Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; begins orbiting Moon May 7

1967-07-14

Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing

1967-08-02

US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5

1967-09-08

Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10

1967-09-20

British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank Scotland

1967-11-05

ATS-3 launched by US to take first pictures of full Earth disc

1967-11-07

Surveyor 6 launched for soft landing on Moon

1967-11-09

The unmanned Saturn V rocket is launched on its first successful test flight into Earth orbit

1968-01-06

Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon

1968-01-11

Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)

1968-01-22

Apollo 5 launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made

1968-03-04

Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched

1968-04-04

Apollo 6 launched atop Saturn V; unmanned

1968-07-04

Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched

1968-09-14

USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight

1968-10-26

First European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy

1968-10-26

Soyuz 3 launched

1968-12-07

Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit

1969-01-05

USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)

1969-01-10

USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus

1969-01-14

Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later

1969-01-15

Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union

1969-01-22

Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit

1969-01-30

US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere

1969-02-24

Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby

1969-02-25

Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars

1969-03-03

Apollo 9 launched for 151 Earth orbits (10 days)

1969-03-26

Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched

1969-05-18

Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit

1969-07-16

Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched

1969-07-27

Pioneer 10 launched

1969-10-11

Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 & 8 follow in next 2 days

1969-10-12

Soyuz 7 is launched

1969-10-13

Soyuz 8 is launched

1969-11-14

Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing

1970-01-23

Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)

1970-04-11

Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days

1970-06-01

Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days

1970-08-17

Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched

1970-11-10

Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched

1970-12-12

Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays

1971-01-31

Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands

1971-04-01

US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere

1971-04-19

USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit

1971-04-22

Soyuz 10 launched

1971-04-23

Soyuz 10 launched; cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station

1971-05-28

USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars

1971-05-30

US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched

1971-07-26

Apollo 15 launched (Scott & Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon

1971-09-29

Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched

1972-02-14

Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon

1972-03-02

Pioneer 10 launched for Jupiter flyby

1972-03-27

Venera 8 launched to Venus

1972-04-16

Apollo 16 launched; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands)

1972-04-21

Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched

1972-07-23

1st Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched

1972-08-21

US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched

1972-10-03

Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown

1972-11-15

Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays

1972-12-07

Apollo 17 (US), final manned lunar landing mission, launched

1973-01-09

Luna 21 launched, to Moon

1973-04-05

Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter

1973-04-06

Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn

1973-05-14

Skylab launched, 1st Space Station

1973-07-28

Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched

1973-08-23

Intelsat communications satellite launched

1973-11-03

Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury

1973-11-16

Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit

1973-12-18

Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days

1974-10-28

Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)

1974-12-02

Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days

1974-12-10

Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun

1974-12-10

Space probe Helios 1 launched

1975-01-05

Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days

1975-01-22

Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched

1975-05-07

Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 53 launched to study X-rays

1975-07-15

Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; will rendezvous 2 days later

1975-08-20

Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing

1975-10-21

Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched

1976-01-15

US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit

1976-01-17

Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency

1977-08-12

High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit

1977-09-05

Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn

1977-09-29

Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit

1977-10-09

Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock

1977-10-22

International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 launched into Earth orbit

1977-11-23

European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral

1978-01-10

Soyuz 27 carring 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched

1978-03-05

Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif

1978-06-26

First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched

1978-06-27

US Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit

1978-07-08

Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus

1978-08-08

Pioneer-Venus 2 with 5 atmospheric probes launched toward Venus

1978-08-12

ICE is launched

1978-10-13

Tiros N, US's 1st third generation weather satellite, is launched

1979-02-12

Kosmos 1076, 1st Soviet oceanographic satellite, launched

1979-02-25

Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched

1979-04-10

Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian

1979-06-07

Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched

1979-12-24

1st Ariane rocket launched

1980-11-27

Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched

1981-04-12

Maiden voyage Space Transit System-space shuttle Columbia launched

1981-06-19

India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched

1981-09-19

Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket

1981-11-12

2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)

1981-11-24

1st air-launched cruise missile tested

1982-03-22

3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched

1982-05-13

Soyuz T-5 is launched-Berezovoi & Lebedev for 211 days in space

1982-07-01

Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched

1982-07-26

Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket

1982-08-19

Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space

1982-11-11

5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st coml flight

1983-01-25

Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit

1983-01-26

Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from Calif

1983-04-04

6th space shuttle mission, Challenger 1 launched

1983-04-20

Soyuz T-8 launched; mission aborted when capsule fails to dock

1983-04-20

Soyuz T-8 is launched (lands 2 days later)

1983-06-18

7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launched-Sally Ride 1st US woman

1983-08-20

The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca

1983-08-30

8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)

1983-10-13

Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.

1983-11-28

9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched

1984-02-03

10th Space Shuttle Mission (41B)-Challenger 4 launched

1984-03-01

Landsat 5 & ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit

1984-04-06

11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched

1984-07-03

Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente Island

1984-08-30

12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)

1984-10-05

13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched

1985-01-07

Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet

1985-01-24

15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched

1985-04-12

16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn

1985-04-29

17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched

1985-06-17

18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched

1985-07-29

19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched

1985-08-27

20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched

1985-10-03

21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched

1985-10-30

22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched

1985-11-26

23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched

1986-01-12

24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched

1986-03-05

"Today" tabloid launched (Britain's 1st national color newspaper)

1986-05-30

Ariane-2 (ESA) launched

1987-07-22

Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian)

1987-12-21

Vladimir Titov & Musa Manarov launched

1988-03-01

Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran

1988-09-26

US space shuttle STS-26 launched

1988-09-29

26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched

1988-11-02

The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.

1988-11-15

The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.

1988-12-02

STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)

1989-03-13

27th shuttle, Discovery 8, launched, 1st woman to do the countdown

1989-03-13

US space shuttle STS-29 launched

1989-05-04

US space shuttle STS-30 launched

1989-08-08

US space shuttle STS-28 launched

1989-08-15

US Venus probe Magellan launched from Space shuttle

1990-01-24

Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon

1990-10-06

Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched

1991-04-05

Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched

1991-04-22

Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens

1991-04-28

Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) launched

1991-06-05

Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched

1991-08-02

Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) launched

1991-09-12

Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched

1991-11-24

US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 launched

1992-05-07

US space shuttle STS-49 launched (maiden voyage of Endeavour)

1992-06-10

Intelsat K launched

1992-08-10

Satellite TOPEX/Poseidon launched

1992-09-25

US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle

1994-01-25

US space probe Clementine launched

1994-05-03

US space probe Clementine launched

1994-11-11

Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir

1995-02-02

US space shuttle Discovery launched

1995-09-03

Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit

1995-11-29

CNN/fn, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched

1996-02-21

Soyuz TM-23, launched into orbit

1996-08-01

M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched

1996-08-17

Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit

1996-12-04

NASA's 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral

1997-03-04

Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)

1997-03-11

Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space

1997-04-04

DMSP Titan 2 launched

1997-04-21

Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit

1997-08-05

Soyuz TM-26 crew of Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov, launched

1998-09-27

Google is launched.

1998-11-20

The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.

1998-12-04

The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.

1999-01-03

The Mars Polar Lander was launched.

1999-07-20

Falun Gong is banned in the People's Republic of China, and a large scale crackdown of the practice is launched.

2001-01-09

Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft, is launched.

2001-04-07

Mars Odyssey is launched.

2003-06-10

The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.

2003-09-27

Smart 1 satellite is launched.

2005-02-15

YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.

2005-05-09

Liberal commentary website The Huffington Post is launched

2005-10-12

The second Chinese human spaceflight Shenzhou 6 launched carrying Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Hǎishèng for five days in orbit.

2005-11-09

The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

2006-01-19

The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.

2006-06-18

The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.

2007-08-04

NASA's Phoenix spaceship is launched.

2011-07-08

Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.

2012-08-25

Voyager 1 spacecraft, enters interstellar space (launched in 1977), - first spacecraft to do so

2013-02-26

A rocket launched from the Gaza strip into Israel ends the ceasefire since November 2012

2016-04-24

North Korea 'fires submarine-launched ballistic missile'

2016-08-24

North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan

2017-03-31

SpaceX makes history: It launched a used rocket and then landed it in the ocean

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Date Event
1923-01-05

Sam [Samuel] Phillips, Florence Alabama, record producer and founder of Sun Records (launched Elvis Presley's career)


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