The events on this day in history for our heritage companies are noted below.
The earliest event was in 1952, the latest event was in 2004.
1973 – MM X-24B flight 31, Dryden Lake – Pilot John Manke
Military and Classified Programs:
2004 – LAUNCH: USA 179, LM Atlas IIAS, LC36A, CCAFS – Final Atlas IIAS launch
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
1992 – LAUNCH: GE Satcom C4, Delta 7925, LC17B, CCAFS
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1962 – First MM Titan II operational missile accepted by USAF at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
1964 – LAUNCH: GD Atlas F, 576-D, VAFB
1970 – LAUNCH (3): Lockheed Polaris A2, SSBN618, ETR
1986 – LAUNCH: Lockheed Trident C4, SSBN630, ETR
The photo today is of the launch of USA 179 in 2004, the last Atlas IIAS launch.