[Chaos-l] today is a big day in space history
rtphokie at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 17:30:45 EDT 2012
1981, STS-1, first space shuttle flight. Would have been 2 days
earlier if not for a technical issue that caused a scrub.
1961, Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space
1633, Galileo is convicted by the church: "We pronounce, judge, and
declare, that you, the said Galileo... have rendered yourself
vehemently suspected by this Holy Office of heresy, that is, of having
believed and held the doctrine (which is false and contrary to the
Holy and Divine Scriptures) that the sun is the center of the world,
and that it does not move from east to west, and that the earth does
move, and is not the center of the world."
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