[WORLDKINGS] On this day - August 30, 2023 – The 40th anniversary of Guion Bluford becoming the first African-American in space (1983)
(Worldkings.org) Guion Bluford made history on August 30, 1983 when he became the first African American in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
[Worldkings] Top 50 inventions and discoveries made by accident (P. 46) Astronomers accidentally discovered the Bedin I galaxy while using the Hubble telescope studying globular clusters
(Worldkings.org) The tiny galaxy is very close, but remained hidden for decades until a group of astronomers spotted it entirely by accident.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - August 19, 2023 – The 59th Anniversary of Syncom 3 – The world's first geostationary communication satellite launched into orbit (1964)
(Worldkings.org) Syncom 3 was the first geostationary communication satellite, launched on August 19, 1964 with the Delta D #25 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral.
[Worldkings] Top influential young talents in the world (P. 35) Adhara Pérez Sánchez (2011, Mexico): Space science prodigy with extraordinary intelligence amazing the world
(Worldkings.org) Adhara Pérez Sánchez is a 12-year-old Mexican prodigy recognized for her intelligence and passion for science and technology.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day- August 10, 2023 – The 20th anniversary of cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko becoming the first person to get married while in space (2003)
(Worldkings.org) Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko was on the International Space Station when he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was located in Texas at the time of the wedding. The wedding took place through a NASA satellite hookup.
[Worldkings] Top innovation events in the world (P. 185) French company Vaonis launches first smartphone-based telescope for space exploration
(Worldkings.org) Take advantage of the technology that the Vaonis Hestia smartphone-based telescope offers so you can enjoy the universe.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - July 19, 2023 – The 38th anniversary of Christa McAuliffe being chosen to be the first schoolteacher in space (1985)
(Worldkings.org) On July 19, 1985, Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) LandSpace: World’s first company to launch methalox rocket into the orbit
(WorldKings.org) On 12 July 2023, Zhuque-2 became the first methane-fueled launch vehicle to reach orbit. LandSpace’s methane-liquid oxygen rocket is deemed to be less polluting, safer, cheaper, and a suitable propellant for a reusable rocket.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day – July 10, 2023 – The 61st Anniversary of Telstar, the world's first communication satellite launched in space (1962)
(Worldkings.org) The satellite, made by a collaboration between organizations in the U.S., the U.K., and France, transmitted the first live television images in the world.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - July 1, 2023 – The 19th anniversary of the Cassini–Huygens spacecraft becoming the first to enter Saturn's orbit (2004)
(Worldkings.org) The spacecraft was a collaboration between multiple international space agencies and consisted of NASA's Cassini probe and the European Space Agencies Huygens lander. It took seven years for Cassini–Huygens to reach Saturn.