The events on this day in history for our heritage companies are noted below.
The earliest event was in 1956, the latest event was in 2014
1998 – LAUNCH: STS-95 (Discovery), LC39B, KSC – 7 person crew including John Glenn; Spacehab
Military and Classified Programs:
1956 – Lockheed receives a contract to developer the W-117 satellite system and Agena upper stage
1963 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, Thor SLV-2A/Lockheed Agena D, SLC1W, VAFB
1974 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, MM Titan IIID, SLC4E, VAFB
2014 – LAUNCH: GPS IIF-14 (SVN 69), ULA Atlas V 401, LC41, CCAFS
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1959 – LAUNCH: GD Atlas D, LC11, CCAFS
1969 – LAUNCH (6): Lockheed Polaris A3, SSBN601, ETR
1995 – LAUNCH: LM Trident C-4, SSBN727, ETR
The photos today are of the STS-95 mission in 1998 and they include the launch, the crew and work in the Spacehab, which had experiments on biological processes. Mercury astronaut John Glenn participated in this flight at the age of 77.