Tuesday 8 April 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Wednesday 9th April 2014

On This Day
9th April 1964 Explorer 9 Burns up in Atmosphere.

Following more than 3 years in space the Explorer 9 balloon satellite burns up in the atmosphere. The 12 feet diameter sphere was launched on Feb 16th 1961 and made 14,000 orbits. Explorer 9 investigated the atmosphere and its drag effect.  

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