Peggy Whitson Breaks Multiple ‘Women in Space’ Records During 2nd ISS Command
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World Celebrates Dawn of Space Travel April 12: In Remembrance of Yuri Gagarin, 1st Human in Space
| Apr 10 — West Didsbury Astronomical Society, Manchester, United Kingdom: Space Elevator Presentation by Peter Robinson from International Space Elevator Consortium.
Apr 10 — NASA SSERVI, University of Central Florida, Online / Orlando FL: Online Seminar: In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) – Overview of Lunar, Asteroid and Martian ISRU Mining Camps.
Apr 10 — Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ: Lecture: Chirps, Jets and Kicks: The Spectacular World of Black Hole Binaries; Vasilios Paschalidis, Associate Research Scholar from Princeton University, 16:00.
Apr 10-14 — Department of Astronomy at the University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay: Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, with focus on the research of small Solar System bodies, series of meetings organized every ~3 years in different places around the world.
Apr 10 — Moon: 2.2° N of Jupiter, 11:20; Full (Pink Moon), 20:08.
NET Apr — CNSA, Launch Long March 7 (Y2) / Tianzhou-1, Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, Hainan Island, China (19° N): Cargo ship to launch to Tiangong-2 space lab for 305-day mission; will test technologies related to cargo transport, propellant re-supply, rapid rendezvous, docking, other experiments; will be 2nd Long March 7 launch.
NET Apr 4 — ISRO, Launch GSLV Mk. 2 / GSAT 9, Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India: India Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 2, flying on GSLV-F09 mission, to launch GSAT 9 satellite to provide communications services over India and neighboring countries.
NET Apr 5 — Arianespace, Launch Soyuz / SES 15, Kourou, French Guiana: Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS17, to launch SES 15 communications satellite for SES of Luxembourg.
Apr 11 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: Future Shock – Where are the Interesting Fields in Astronomy? Shri Kulkarni, Director Caltech Optical Observatories, 16:00.
Apr 11-12 — United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Italian Space Agency (ASI), Rome, Italy: United Nations/Italy Workshop on the Open Universe Initiative and Open Space Science Data.
Apr 11-13 — Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), Caltech, NASA, Pasadena CA: Workshop: Making the Case – Outreach and Communications for Large, International Science Projects.
Apr 12 — Cassini, Saturn Orbit: Flyby of Atlas, in outer-edge of Saturn A-ring, scheduled at 15,000-km altitude; Janus at 9,000 km, Aegaeon at 21,000 km, Prometheus at 88,000 km, Mimas at 98,000 km.
Apr 12 — CNSA, Launch Long March 3B / Shijian 13, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China: Long March 3B rocket to launch experimental Shijian 13 communications satellite to demonstrate electric propulsion systems & test a high-throughput communications payload to provide Internet connectivity on airliners and high-speed trains.
Apr 12 — 56th Commemoration of Human Spaceflight / Cosmonautics Day, Worldwide: Celebrating Yuri Gagarin of Russia, the 1st human to orbit Earth on Vostok 1 spacecraft in 1961; the flight lasted 108 minutes at 27,400 kph and 327 km above Earth.
Apr 12 — 36th Observation of STS-1 Columbia Flight, Nationwide: USA working on next gen Space Launch System to send Humans to Moon, Mars and Beyond, commemorations occur today in honor of 1st ever NASA Space Shuttle Columbia carrying John Young and pilot Robert Crippen around Earth on 54.5-hour mission in 1981.
Apr 12 — Yuri’s Night Celebrations, Global: Yuri’s Night 2017; annual worldwide party to celebrate Yuri Gagarin’s 1st flight into space and promote space exploration.
Apr 12 — Commercial Space Blog, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Yuri’s Night World Space Party; featuring Canadian Space Society presentation, games, food, at Polish Combatants’ Hall, 19:00-23:00.
Apr 12 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 GP4: Near-Earth Flyby (0.029 AU).
Apr 12 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 FH1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.053 AU).
Apr 13 — University of California – Riverside, Riverside CA: Lecture: Alien Planets: Are There Other Earths Lurking in Our Galaxy? Antigona Segura Peralta, Professor of Astrobiology, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Apr 13 — AIAA, Online: Protocol Live: A Cybersecurity Conversation with Richard Clarke; with host Sandy Magnus, 13:00 EDT.
Apr 13 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 FF128: Near-Earth Flyby (0.017 AU).
Apr 13 — Amor Asteroid 2017 FX2: Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU).
Apr 14 — Haviland Digital, Online / In Theaters: Showing of Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo; featuring Mission Control team at the heart of Apollo space program who helped put people on the Moon.
Apr 14 — Space Center Houston, Houston TX: Lunch with an Astronaut, Clay Anderson, adult US$69.95.
Apr 14 — Amor Asteroid 2017 FH63: Near-Earth Flyby (0.092 AU).
NET Apr 15 — ISRO, Launch PSLV / Cartosat 2E, Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, flying on PSLV-C38 mission, to launch ISRO satellite 2E of the Cartosat series, the current generation of Indian remote sensing satellites.
Apr 15 — Moon: At apogee (distance 405,478 km), 00:05.
Apr 15 — Aten Asteroid 2017 GO4: Near-Earth Flyby (0.035 AU).
Apr 16 — The Space Show, Online / Tiburon CA: Dr. David Livingston talks with Al Globus, National Space Society Board of Directors.
Apr 16 — Moon: 3.2° N of Saturn, 08:39.
Apr 16 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 FV128: Near-Earth Flyby (0.074 AU).