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spacecraft will go into orbit around Jupiter on July 4 at
about 10:30 p.m. EDT (July 5, 02:30 UT). For more information on the
pre-entry schedule and how to follow the orbit insertion, see the
NASA media advisory.
The European Space Agency
mission, comprising a martian orbiter and lander, launched successfully on March 14 at
9:31 UT (4:31 a.m. EST).
Launch of the NASA
mission to Mars has been rescheduled to 5 May 2018. Landing would
occur on 26 November 2018. For more, see the
NASA press release.
- Hermann Oberth, rocket pioneer, born in Hermannstadt, Hungary.
- George Hale photographs Zeeman effect on a sunspot, first discovery of magnetic fields beyond Earth.
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