The events on this day in history for our heritage companies are noted below.
The earliest event was in 1949, the latest was in 2009
1962 – Convair division of GD awarded a contract to build the Little Joe II vehicles to launch Apollo suborbital spacecraft tests
2009 – LAUNCH: STS-125 (Atlantis), LC39A, KSC – 7 person crew; LM Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission 4 (last serving mission)
Military and Classified Programs:
1982 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, MM Titan IIID, SLC4E, VAFB
2000 – LAUNCH: LM GPSIIR-4 (SVN50), Delta 7925-9.1, LC17A, CCAFS
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1962 – LAUNCH: Lockheed Polaris A2, SSBN609, ETR
1970 – LAUNCH (6): Lockheed Polaris A3, SSBN657, ETR
1971 – LAUNCH (2): Lockheed Poseidon C3, SSBN631, ETR
1989 – LAUNCH FAILURE: MM Small ICBM launched, TP-09, VAFB
1949 – President Truman signs a bill passed by Congress to create a missile test range at Cape Canaveral, Florida
The photos today are from the STS-125 mission. This mission was the last Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission in 2009; the photos include the launch, the crew and HST in the cargo bay.