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January Anniversary Dates
 
Jan. 1, 1973 - Intelsat 4 F-6 launch

Jan. 2, 1986 - STS-61-C launched

Jan. 3, 1999 - Deep Space 2 launch aboard the Mars Polar Lander

Jan. 3, 1999 - Mars Polar Lander launch

Jan. 6, 1978 - Intelsat 4A F-3 launch

Jan. 7, 1968 - Surveyor 7 launch

Jan. 9, 1990 - STS-32 launch, LDEF retrieval

Jan. 11, 1967 - Intelsat 2 F-2 launch

Jan. 11, 1968 - GEOS 2 launch

Jan. 11, 1996 - STS-72 launch

Jan. 12, 1986 - STS-61C launch

Jan. 12, 1997 - STS-81 launch

Jan. 12, 2003 - ICESAT/CHIPSAT launch

Jan. 12, 2005 - Deep Impact

Jan. 13, 1993 - STS-54 launch

Jan. 14, 1970 - Intelsat 3 F-6 launch

Jan. 15, 1976 - Helios 2 launch

Jan. 16, 2003 - STS-107 launch

Jan. 17, 1976 - CTS launch

Jan. 17, 1980 - FLTSATCOM 3 launch

Jan. 18, 1974 - Skynet II-A launch

Jan. 19, 1965 - Gemini 2 launch

Jan. 19, 2006 - New Horizons launch

Jan. 20, 1996 - STS-72 landing at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 21, 1964 - Relay 2 launch

Jan. 22, 1964 - OSO 5 launch

Jan. 22, 1965 - TIROS 9 launch

Jan. 22, 1968 - AS-204 Apollo 5 launch, first orbital test of Apollo spaceraft Lunar Module

Jan. 22, 1972 - Intelsat 4 F-4 launch

Jan. 22, 1975 - LANDSAT 2 launch

Jan. 22, 1992 - STS-42 launch, International Microgravity Laboratory-1

Jan. 22, 1998 - STS-89 launch, 8th MIR docking

Jan. 23, 1970 - OSCAR 5 launch

Jan. 23, 1970 - ITOS I launch

Jan. 24, 1985 - STS-51-C launch, first Department of Defense Shuttle mission

Jan. 25, 1964 - Echo 2 launch

Jan. 25, 1983 - IRAS launch

Jan. 25, 2003 - SORCE launch

Jan. 26, 1962 - Ranger 3 launch, first measurements taken of interplanetary gamma ray flux

Jan. 26, 1967 - ESSA 4 launch

Jan. 26, 1971 - Intelsat 4 F-2 launch

Jan. 26, 1978 - International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) launch

Jan. 27, 1967 - Apollo 1 accident

Jan. 27, 1977 - NATO III-B launch

Jan. 28, 1969 - ISIS 1 launch

Jan. 28, 1986 - STS 51-L Challenger accident

Jan. 29, 1964 - SA-5, first test flight of the new Saturn/Apollo Block II vehicles

Jan. 30, 1964 - Ranger 6 launch

Jan. 30, 1979 - SCATHA P78-2 launch

Jan. 31, 1958 - Explorer 1 launch, first satellite launched by U.S.

Jan. 31, 1961 - MR-2 ("Ham" the Chimp) launch

Jan. 31, 1971 - Apollo 14 launch

Jan. 31, 1972 - HEOS 2 launch

 
 
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