Moon Soil Samples Collected

Soviet lunar probe Luna 16, returned with moon soil samples on September 12, 1970. Continue reading

Soviets Spacecraft Hits the Moon

On September 12, 1959, the Soviets launched a spacecraft called Luna 2 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Continue reading

Soft landing of Luna 9 on the moon

Soviet spacecraft called Luna 9 made a soft landing on the moon’s surface on February 3, 1966. Continue reading

Close-up photographs of Jupiter

The U.S.-built planetary probe Pioneer 10 satellite was launched on March 2, 1972, from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA. Then on December 3, 1973, as Pioneer 10 passed Jupiter, it took Close-up photographs of of the giant planet. Continue reading

The Spacecraft to reach another planet

The Soviet planetary probe Venera 3, which crash-landed on Venus on March 1, 1966, became the first Spacecraft to reach another planet. Continue reading

Mars probe called Mars 1

After a series of failures, Mars 1, successfully launched from the USSR’s Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on November 1, 1962. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Spacecraft to return from lunar orbit

A Soviet moon probe, which went to the moon and returned from the moon, making a soft landing in September 1968, in the Soviet Union, was the Spacecraft called Zond 5. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus saved by an eclipse

In 1503 during his fourth voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus and his men were stranded for months on the island of Santo Domingo (now Hispaniola, divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic) due to the shipped being disabled by shipworms. Continue reading

First European explorer to land on the South American continent

Christopher Columbus, during his third voyage, became the first European explorer to land on the South American continent. Continue reading