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Nasa - Historical Events
Date Event
1915-03-03

US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics(NACA) created, the predecessor of NASA

1941-01-23

Ground breaking for NACA (now NASA) Lewis Research Center

1958-10-01

US space agency NASA begins operations incorporating earlier National Advisory Council on Aeronautics and other bodies

1959-04-09

NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury

1961-03-30

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)

1961-04-27

NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays

1961-05-08

Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington

1961-05-25

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 m

1961-09-12

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 34,840 m

1961-10-17

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m

1962-01-17

A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m

1962-04-05

NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m

1962-04-19

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m

1962-04-20

NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m

1962-04-30

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 75,190 m

1962-06-07

NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m

1962-06-27

NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m

1962-07-16

NASA civilian Test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m

1962-08-02

NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m

1962-08-14

NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m

1962-10-09

NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m

1963-07-19

NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km

1963-08-22

NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)

1964-09-04

NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)

1966-11-11

NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12.

1971-12-19

NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp

1972-01-05

US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle

1972-03-15

NASA selects 3 part configuration for Space Shuttle

1972-08-09

Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle

1973-06-10

NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit

1974-02-18

NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)

1975-10-12

NASA launches space vehicle S-195

1975-12-05

NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed

1976-05-22

NASA launches space vehicle S-179

1976-09-01

NASA launches space vehicle S-197

1976-09-17

NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, Calif

1977-08-20

NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune

1977-10-27

NASA launches space vehicle S-200

1978-01-13

NASA select its first American women astronauts

1978-04-26

NASA launches space vehicle S-201

1978-11-13

NASA launches HEAO

1979-02-18

NASA launches space vehicle S-202

1979-05-04

NASA launches Fltsatcom-2

1979-06-02

NASA launches space vehicle S-198

1979-09-20

NASA launches HEAO

1979-10-30

NASA launches space vehicle S-203

1980-01-17

NASA launches Fltsatcom-3

1980-10-30

NASA launches Flt Satcom-4

1980-12-06

NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 502

1981-02-21

NASA launches Comstar D-4

1981-05-14

NASA launches space vehicle S-192

1981-05-23

NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 501

1981-08-06

NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed

1981-12-15

NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 503

1982-03-04

NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 504

1982-05-03

NY Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget

1982-07-16

NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth

1982-08-26

NASA launches Telesat-F

1982-09-28

NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 505

1982-10-28

NASA launches RCA-E

1983-04-11

NASA launches RCA-F

1983-04-28

NASA launches Geos-F

1983-05-19

NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 506

1983-05-26

NASA launches Exosat

1983-06-27

NASA launches space vehicle S-205

1983-06-28

NASA launches Galaxy-A

1983-07-28

NASA launches Telstar-3A

1983-09-08

NASA launches RCA-6

1983-09-22

NASA launches Galaxy-B

1984-06-09

NASA suffers a launch vehicle failure launching Intelsat 509

1984-08-16

NASA launches Ampte

1984-09-21

NASA launches Galaxy-C

1984-10-11

NASA launches space vehicle S-208

1984-11-14

NASA launches NATO-3D

1985-03-22

NASA launches Intelsat VA

1985-06-29

NASA launches Intelsat VA

1985-08-02

NASA launches space vehicle S-209

1985-09-28

NASA launches Intelsat VA

1985-12-12

NASA launches space vehicle S-207

1986-03-09

NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts

1986-03-24

NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status"

1986-05-03

NASA launches Goes-G, it failed to achieve orbit

1986-05-12

President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator

1986-07-08

NASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain & Quality Assurance

1986-07-14

NASA's plan to implement recommendations of Rogers commission

1986-07-28

NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated

1986-08-22

NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics

1986-09-05

NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms

1986-09-05

NASA launches DOD-1

1986-11-13

NASA launches space vehicle S-199

1986-12-04

NASA launches Fltsatcom-7

1987-02-26

NASA launches GEOS-H

1987-03-20

NASA launches Palapa B2P

1987-03-26

NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit

1987-09-16

NASA launches space vehicle S-209

1988-02-08

NASA launches DOD-2

1988-03-15

NASA reports accelerated breakdown of ozone layer by CFK

1988-03-25

NASA launches space vehicle S-206

1988-04-25

NASA launches space vehicle S-211

1988-06-15

NASA launches space vehicle S-213

1988-07-29

Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit

1988-08-25

NASA launches space vehicle S-214

1988-12-19

NASA unviels plans for lunar colony & manned missions to Mars

1989-06-30

NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam

1989-07-28

NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz

1989-08-02

NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24

1989-09-30

NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension

1993-08-21

NASA loses contact with Mars Observer

1996-08-06

NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars (ALH84001)

1996-12-04

NASA's 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral

1998-01-15

NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again

1999-07-31

Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector - NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface.

1999-09-23

NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

1999-12-03

NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.

1999-12-18

NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.

2001-10-15

NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.

2002-02-19

NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.

2002-04-27

The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.

2003-06-10

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

2004-01-04

Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.

2004-01-21

NASA's MER-A (the Mars Rover Spirit) ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies with Flash Memory management and is fixed remotely from Earth on February 6.

2004-09-08

The NASA unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.

2005-07-26

Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission - Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.

2005-07-27

STS-114: NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank's continued foam-shedding problem. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.

2006-01-19

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

2006-12-06

NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

2007-04-20

Johnson Space Center Shooting: A man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.

2007-08-04

NASA's Phoenix spaceship is launched.

2009-10-09

First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.

2009-10-28

NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

2011-07-21

NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.

2012-12-17

NASA completes a successful mission to map the Moon's gravity field

2012-12-27

NASA unveils plans to capture a 500 ton asteroid in 2025

2013-01-19

Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA's Curiosity Rover

2013-03-19

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals

2014-09-22

NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars

2015-12-05

NASA releases clearest images of Pluto world might see for decades

2016-03-12

NASA Says Scott Kelly, Record-Setting Astronaut, Will Retire

2016-07-05

NASA's Juno spacecraft enters Jupiter's orbit

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Nasa - Birthdays
Date Event
1906-10-07

James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)

1926-05-04

Milton "Milt" Thompson, US NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer (X-15)

1932-06-15

Einar K Enevoldson, US, Nasa test pilot (X-24B)

1933-08-17

Eugene F. Kranz, American NASA executive

1943-02-19

Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer

1949-11-01

Michael D. Griffin, NASA chief administrator

1952-03-19

Chris Brubeck, The NASA Space Station

1968-10-26

Boris Greguric, Nasa mala klinika

1985-05-06

Jadran Puharic, To je nama nasa borba dala

1999-01-19

Keagan van de Merwe, NASA and the Space Pen

Nasa - Deaths
Date Event
1991-10-28

Dudley McConnell, headed NASA's Earth Science Division, dies

1992-03-27

James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68), dies at 84

1993-08-06

Milton "Milt" Thompson, US NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer, dies at 67

2016-12-24

Climate scientist and Nasa astronaut Piers Sellers dies aged 61

2017-12-23

NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, first to fly untethered in space, dies aged 80

2018-01-07

John Young, Nasa astronaut who flew to the moon twice, dies aged 87


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