On October 7, 1885, Niels Bohr was born. Bohr was a Danish physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922 for his made research in atomic structure and quantum theory. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research.
Other events that occurred on October 7 include:
- 1959: Luna 3 returned the first images of the lunar far side
- 2002: STS-112 Atlantis launched
- 2010: Soyuz TMA-01M launched carrying ISS Expedition 25/26 crew
World Space Week runs from October 4 – 10, 2017.
Check back tomorrow for another great World Space Week Space Fact.