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2013 upcoming astronomy/spaceflight anniversaries
      #5560658 - 12/08/12 10:42 AM

Almost New Year (or should we say Nerd Year) and time for a listing of anniversaries for the year 2013:

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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