The events on this day in history for our heritage companies are noted below.
The earliest event was in 1961, the latest event was in 2016
1969 – LANDING: Apollo 12 LM (Intrepid) lands on the moon at the Ocean of Storms
1975 – MM X-24B flight 63, Dryden Lake – Pilot: Dick Scobee
1996 – LAUNCH: STS-80 (Columbia), LC39B, KSC – 5 person crew, deployed Orfeus observatory, Wake Shield facility
1997 – LAUNCH: STS-87 (Columbia), LC39B, KSC – 5 person crew, microgravity experiments
Military and Classified Programs:
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
2016 – LAUNCH: LM GOES-16 (R), ULA Atlas V 541, LC41, CCAFS
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1968 – LAUNCH: MM Titan II, 395-C, VAFB
1976 – LAUNCH (4): Lockheed Poseidon C3, SSBN617, ETR
1982 – LAUNCH: MM Pershing 2, Fort Bliss, Texas
1961 – Pratt & Whitney RL-10 engine flight rating completed at Marshall Space Flight Center
The photos today are from two events. First, there is a photo of Apollo 12 on the moon in the Ocean of Storms. The LM Intrepid landed within walking distance of the Surveyor 3 lander due to the precision flying by Commander Pete Conrad. Second, I have included a photo of the GOES-R (16) launch and an artist’s image of the spacecraft in operations; this was the first of the new generation GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental spacecraft) built by LM.