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On This Date in History - June 9

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If we die, do not mourn for us. This is a risky business we're in, and we accept those risks. The space program is too valuable to this country to be halted for too long if a disaster should ever happen.
Virgil "Gus" Grissom (1926-1967) three weeks before he was killed in the Apollo 1 fire.

Today in History:


1812: Birthday Johann G Galle, German astronomer, discovered Neptune.

1994: Ulysses - USA & Europe Solar Flyby (October 6, 1990) made first solar polar passage in June. The Ulysses spacecraft is an international project to study the poles of the Sun and interstellar space above and below the poles. It used Jupiter for a gravity assist to swing out of the ecliptic plane and onward to the poles of the Sun. The Jupiter flyby was on February 8, 1992. The spacecraft passed the solar equator in February 1995 and passed over the north pole in June 1995.

1995: Ulysses - USA & Europe Solar Flyby (October 6, 1990) passed over the Solar north pole. The Ulysses spacecraft is an international project to study the poles of the Sun and interstellar space above and below the poles. It used Jupiter for a gravity assist to swing out of the ecliptic plane and onward to the poles of the Sun. The Jupiter flyby was on February 8, 1992. Made first solar polar passage in June 1994.The spacecraft passed the solar equator in February 1995.

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