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 2022
1969 – LANDING: Apollo 11 (Eagle LM) lands on the moon in the Sea of Tranquility
2022 – Goodyear joins LM to commercialize lunar mobility
Military and Classified Programs:
1963 – World’s largest [at that time] Solid Rocket Motor test-fired at UTC/CSD for the MM Titan III program, producing 1 million pounds of thrust
1965 – LAUNCH: Vela 5, 6, GD Atlas/Lockheed Agena D, LC13, CCAFS
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
1976 – LANDING: MM Viking 1 lands on Mars
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1960 – LAUNCH (2): Lockheed Polaris A1, SSBN598, ETR – First submerged tests
1987 – LAUNCH: Lockheed Trident D5, LC46, CCAFS
The photos today are from two significant first landings on other solar system bodies. The first set of photos are from the Apollo 11 LM Eagle landing on the moon in the Sea of Tranquility region in 1969 and they include the LM during descent, Mission Control during descent and landing (Charlie Duke, Jim Irwin, Fred Haise), Buzz Aldrin saluting the flag on the moon, and the Apollo 11 landing site taken by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2009. The second set of photos are from the landing of Viking 1 on Mars in 1976. They include a photo of the proof test lander, the first B&W image sent back, the first color image sent and a photo of Viking I on the surface taken by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2006. Viking I landed in the Chryse Planitia area of Mars and operated until November 11, 1982.