Originally, I was just going to cover the 25th Anniversary of the first Space Shuttle Flight. For those of you old enough, perhaps you remember April 12, 1981 when Columbia took off for the first time. According to NASA, that was the first time a new spacecraft carried a crew on its maiden flight. You can read about this historic mission on these NASA pages.
However, there was more space news yesterday, which just comes as an added bonus. The Venus Express, a spacecraft set out by the European Space Agency, successfully went into orbit around Venus. The mission - to study the Venusian atmosphere. Read about it on these pages.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
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