The events on this day in history for our heritage companies are noted below:
The earliest event was in 1960, the latest event was in 2016.
1971 – LANDING: Apollo 14 (Antares LM) lands on the moon with Al Shepard, Ed Mitchell
Military and Classified Programs:
1969 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, Thorad SLV-2G/Lockheed Agena D, SLC3W, VAFB
1984 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, GD Atlas H, SLC3E, VAFB
2016 – LAUNCH: GPS II-F (SVN70), ULA Atlas V 401, LC41, CCAFS
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
1967 – LAUNCH: Lunar Orbiter 3, GD Atlas SLV-3/Lockheed Agena D, LC13, CCAFS
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
2004 – LAUNCH: LM AMC-10 (GE-10), LM Atlas 2AS, LC36A, CCAFS
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1960 – LAUNCH FAILURE: Martin Titan I, LC16, CCAFS
1963 – LAUNCH (2): Lockheed Polaris A2, SSBN599, ETR
1977 – LAUNCH: Lockheed Poseidon C3, SSBN628, ETR
The photos today are of Commander Alan Shepard holding the American flag on the first spacewalk after LM Antares (Apollo 14) landed in the Fra Mauro region of the moon and a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter image of the Apollo 14 landing site.