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February Anniversary Dates
 
Feb. 1, 2003 - Tragic loss of Columbia and STS-107 crew 16 minutes from landing at Kennedy Space Center

Feb. 2, 1967 - KH 7-36 launch

Feb. 3, 1965 - OSO 2 launch

Feb. 3, 1966 - ESSA 1 launch

Feb. 3, 1970 - SERT 2 launch

Feb. 3, 1984 - STS-41B launch, first KSC landing

Feb. 3, 1994 - STS-60 launch, first Russian cosmonaut, Spacehab 2, Wake Shield Facility

Feb. 3, 1995 - STS-63 launch, MIR rendezvous, first female shuttle pilot

Feb. 4, 1995 - ODERACS 2A launch, deployed by STS-63

Feb. 5, 1969 - Intelsat 3 F-3 launch

Feb. 6, 1975 - SMS-2 launch

Feb. 6, 2009 - NOAA-N Prime launch

Feb. 7, 2001 - STS-98 Launch

Feb. 7, 2008 - STS-122 Launch

Feb. 8, 1962 - TIROS 4 launch

Feb. 8, 1988 - SDI-2 launch

Feb. 8, 2010 - STS-131 launch

Feb. 9, 1978 - FLTSATCOM 1 launch

Feb. 10, 1992 - DSCS III-08 launch

Feb. 11, 1974 - Titan Centaur launch, first proof flight

Feb. 11, 1997 - STS-82 launch, second Hubble servicing mission

Feb. 11, 2000 - STS-99 SRTM launch

Feb. 11, 2010 - Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) launch

Feb. 14, 1963 - Syncom 1 launch, first test of a communication satellite in geosynchronous orbit

Feb. 16, 1965 - SA-9 launch

Feb. 17, 1959 - Vanguard 2 launch, first Earth photographs from space

Feb. 17, 1965 - Ranger 8 launch

Feb. 17, 2007 - THEMIS launch

Feb. 19, 1976 - Marisat 1 launch

Feb. 19, 1987 - GOES 7 launch

Feb. 20, 1962 - MA-6 launch, John Glenn first American astronaut to orbit the Earth

Feb. 20, 1975 - Intelsat 4 F-6 launch

Feb. 21, 1961 - Mercury Atlas 2 launch

Feb. 21, 1981 - Comstar 4 launch

Feb. 22, 1996 - STS-75 Launch

Feb. 23, 1992 - NAVSTAR 2A-03 launch

Feb. 24, 1969 - Mariner 6 launch, first Mariner launch with Atlas/Centaur launch vehicle

Feb. 24, 2009 - OCO launch

Feb. 24, 2011 - STS-133 launch, last launch for space shuttle Discovery

Feb. 25, 1982 - Westar 4 launch

Feb. 26, 1966 - Apollo Saturn AS-201 launch

Feb. 26, 1969 - ESSA 9 launch

Feb. 28, 1966 - ESSA 2 launch

Feb. 28, 1990 - STS-36 launch, sixth DOD mission

 
 
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