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spacecraft successfully went into around Jupiter. Confirmation of the
engine burn was received on 04 July at 11:53 p.m. EDT
(05 July 03:53 UT).
mission has been approved to fly by Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69. It has
also been decided that the
mission will remain in orbit around Ceres.
The European Space Agency
mission, comprising a Martian orbiter and lander, launched successfully on
14 March at 09:31 UT (4:31 a.m. EST).
- The first 5-stage rocket is launched, by NACA Langley from Wallops Island.
- Launch of Luna 11 orbiter to the Moon.
- The IAU votes on a definition of "planet" that does not include Pluto, demoted to status of "dwarf planet".
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