The events on this day in history for our heritage companies are noted below.
The earliest event was in 1959, the latest event was in 2002.
Military and Classified Programs:
1959 – Dyna-Soar development plan released and it will use a three step approach: 1) Suborbital glider tests using a Titan ICBM booster; 2) Orbital tests using a larger Titan IIIC booster; 3) Operational weapons system
1964 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, Thor SLV-2A/Lockheed Agena D, SLC1W, VAFB
1966 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, GD Atlas SLV-3/Lockheed Agena D, SLC4E, VAFB
1967 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, Thorad SLV-2G/Lockheed Agena D, SLC1E, VAFB
1978 – SAMSO held a successful critical design review of MM Titan 23D structural systems
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
2002 – Successful fly-by of Asteroid 5535 Annefrank by LM Stardust spacecraft
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1972 – LAUNCH (4): Lockheed Poseidon C3, SSBN630, ETR
The blurry photo today is the image of Asteroid Annefrank 5535 taken by the Stardust spacecraft at a distance of about 2,000 miles on this day in 2002.