Tomorrow, Elon Musk’s space logistics company SpaceX is scheduled to perform one of the final tests of its Crew Dragon capsule for manned missions to and from low-Earth orbit.
This week in 1972, NASA launched the Earth Resources Technology Satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It was later renamed Landsat 1.
This week in 1905, Charles Dillon Perrine discovered a new moon of Jupiter, later named Elara (from Greek mythology, the mother of the giant Tityus and fathered by Zeus).
NASA astronaut Christina Koch is the new record holder for the single longest space mission by a woman, besting NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson.