World Space Week 2017 October 7 Space Fact

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.

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About Robert Madsen

I am an amateur astronomer and have been interested in astronomy since I was four years old. By eight had read Fred Hoyle's Astronomy textbook. By 6th grade I had read every astronomy book in my school's library. You get the picture! I love astronomy and space exploration. I am a member of the Planetary Society, Mars Society, and of course, Western Colorado Astronomy Club.

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