Here are entries that are tagged “spaceflight.”
On this date in 1970, three years after N.A.S.A. let three Apollo 1 mission astronauts die, the Apollo 13 mission was crippled by the explosion of a liquid-oxygen tank after four-fifths of the journey to Earth’s moon.
On this date in 1965, America’s first two-man space flight, Gemini 3, launched from Cape Kennedy. N.A.S.A. astronauts Virgil Grissom and John Young flew to Earth orbit.
On this date in 1965, Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov made the world’s first ‘spacewalk’ as he left a Voskhod 2 capsule and floated outside it for 20 minutes, secured by a tether.
On this date in 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth as he flew aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.