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#1 PhilCo126

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

Almost New Year (or should we say Nerd Year) and time for a listing of anniversaries for the year 2013:
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First detection Gamma-rays (1973) and first Infrared (IRAS) and X-ray astronomy satellites (EXOSAT): 1983

10th anniversaries - 1993
First HST servicing mission - STS 61
Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope

40th anniversary Launch NASA Skylab: 1973

50th anniversaries - 1963
First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova
First geostationary satellite Syncom 2
Astronomer Maarten Schmidt's redshift quasar 3C273
Agreement between ESO & Chili is signed for observatories in Southern hemisphere

80th anniversary of the BIS - British Interplanetary Society






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