Daily Extra :
Quote Of The Day
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER.
William Burroughs (b. 1914)
Today in History:
1966: Luna 13 soft-lands on the Moon, returns lunar surface images.
1968: Apollo 8 becomes first astronaut mission to reach and orbit the Moon, "Christmas Eve" broadcast. (December 21-27, 1968) Crew: Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, Jr., William Anders. The crew undertook the first manned lunar fly-around and Earth return. The astronauts made 10 orbits of the moon on Christmas Eve.
1979: Technological Capsule (CAT) 1 launched on Ariane, first European Space Agency launch.