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Space Calendar - June 25, 2004



 
 
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Default Space Calendar - June 25, 2004

Welcome to the Space Calendar!

This Space Calendar covers space-related activities and anniversaries
for the upcoming year. It is also available on the web at:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/

The web version of the Space Calendar includes over 1,400 links to related
home pages.

This calendar is compiled and maintained by Ron Baalke. Please send any
updates or corrections to . Note that launch dates
are subject to change at any time. Also, note that anniversary dates are
listed in 5 year increments only.

The following people have contributed to this month's calendar:

o David Oesper, Dieter Kaemmer, Russell Eberst, Bill Avery, Brian Webb,
Vicky Barlow

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SPACE CALENDAR
June 25, 2004
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* indicates changes from last month's calendar.

June 2004
Jun 25 - Asteroid 3356 Resnik Closest Approach To Earth (0.928 AU)
Jun 26 - Mercury Passes 2.1 Degrees From Saturn
Jun 26 - Asteroid 25143 Itokawa Near-Earth Flyby (0.013 AU)
Jun 26 - Asteroid 2002 AA29 Near-Earth Flyby (0.122 AU)
Jun 28 - Apstar 5 Zenit 3SL Launch
Jun 28 - Comet C/2003 J1 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (4.864 AU)
Jun 28 - Asteroid 6377 Cagney Closest Approach To Earth (1.263 AU)
Jun 29 - Demeter/Saudisat2/SaudiComsat 1 & 2/Latinsat C & D/AMSat-Echo/Unisat 3/C
elestis 4 Dnepr Launch
* Jun 29 - Asteroid 2004 MC Near-Earth Flyby (0.009 AU)
Jun 29 - Asteroid 1282 Utopia Closest Approach To Earth (2.382 AU)
Jun 30 - NRO Atlas 2AS Launch
Jun 30 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #8 (TCM-8)
* Jun 30 - Comet C/2004 K3 (LINEAR) Perihelion (1.106 AU)
Jun 30 - Asteroid 1677 Tycho Brahe Closest Approach To Earth (1.301 AU)
Jun 30 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo, Callisto 21 Encounter

July 2004
* Jul ?? - Sich 1-M/Micron 1 Tsyklon 3 Launch
* Jul ?? - IRDT-3 Volna Launch
Jul 01 - Cassini, Saturn Orbit Insertion
Jul 01 - Asteroid 3623 Chaplin Closest Approach To Earth (1.765 AU)
Jul 01 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Giotto, Earth Flyby
Jul 02 - Mars Occults TYC 1387-00163-1 (11.8 Magnitude Star)
Jul 02 - Mercury Occults TYC 1925-01037-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Jul 02 - Comet McNaught-Hughes Closest Approach To Earth (1.266 AU)
Jul 02 - Asteroid 9885 Linux Closest Approach To Earth (1.507 AU)
* Jul 03 - Asteroid 1653 Yakhontovia Occults TYC 6852-03423-1 (7.8 Magnitude Star)
Jul 04 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #1 (OTM-1)
Jul 04 - 950th Anniversary (1054), The Crab Nebula Supernova
Jul 05 - Earth At Aphelion (1.017 AU From Sun)
Jul 05 - Mars Occults TYC 1395-01928-1 (7.4 Magnitude Star)
* Jul 05 - Asteroid 1843 Jarmila Occults HIP 105575 (7.8 Magnitude Star)
* Jul 05 - Asteroid 159 Aemilia Occults HIP 79059 (7.6 Magnitude Star)
Jul 06 - Comet C/2003 K4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.419 AU)
* Jul 06 - Asteroid 30 Urania Occults TYC 1261-00611-1 (7.2 Magnitude Star)
Jul 07 - Mercury Occults TYC 1398-00657-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Jul 07 - Asteroid 3 Juno At Opposition (9.6 Magnitude)
* Jul 07 - Asteroid 2004 MO4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.025 AU)
* Jul 07 - Asteroid 2004 LK Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU)
Jul 07 - Asteroid 1225 Ariane Closest Approach To Earth (1.383 AU)
Jul 08 - Jupiter Occults PPM 157481 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Jul 08 - Mercury Occults HIP 42523 (6.6 Magnitude Star)
* Jul 09 - Anik F-2 Ariane 5 Launch
Jul 09 - Comet Chiron Closest Approach To Earth (11.889 AU)
Jul 09 - Asteroid 11 Parthenope At Opposition (8.9 Magnitude)
* Jul 09 - Asteroid 173 Ino Occults HIP 99611 (7.8 Magnitude Star)
Jul 09 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Voyager 2, Jupiter Flyby
* Jul 10 - Aura Delta 2 Launch
Jul 10 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Perihelion (5.724 AU)
Jul 10 - Asteroid 2003 YN107 Near-Earth Flyby (0.060 AU)
Jul 10 - Asteroid 9941 Iguanodon Closest Approach To Earth (1.556 AU)
Jul 10 - Asteroid 3267 Glo Closest Approach To Earth (1.711 AU)
Jul 11 - Mercury Passes 0.1 Degrees From Mars
Jul 11 - Asteroid 1999 MN Near-Earth Flyby (0.019 AU)
Jul 11 - Asteroid 7359 Messier Closest Approach To Earth (2.221 AU)
Jul 11 - Asteroid 7066 Nessus Closest Approach To Earth (17.877 AU)
Jul 11 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Skylab Re-Enters Into Earth's Atmosphere
Jul 12 - Asteroid 2003 UX34 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.035 AU)
Jul 12 - Asteroid 8734 Warner Closest Approach To Earth (1.874 AU)
* Jul 13 - Asteroid 304 Olga Occults HIP 101339 (6.6 Magnitude Star)
Jul 14 - Saturn Occults TYC 1358-01315-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
Jul 14 - Asteroid 2001 CB21 Near-Venus Flyby (0.040 AU)
Jul 14 - Asteroid 2001 OY13 Near-Earth Flyby (0.063 AU)
Jul 14 - Asteroid 3656 Hemingway Closest Approach To Earth (0.937 AU)
Jul 15 - Comet Neujmin 3 Perihelion (2.015 AU)
Jul 15 - Asteroid 9880 Stegosaurus Closest Approach To Earth (1.470 AU)
Jul 16 - Asteroid 8120 Kobe Closest Approach To Earth (1.124 AU)
Jul 16 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Apollo 11 Launch (1st Manned Moon Landing)
Jul 16-22 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impacts on Jupiter
Jul 18 - Asteroid 243 Ida Closest Approach To Earth (1.940 AU)
Jul 18 - Asteroid 1940 Whipple Closest Approach To Earth (2.230 AU)
Jul 18 - Asteroid 2041 Lancelot Closest Approach To Earth (2.335 AU)
Jul 18 - 20th Anniversary (1984), 1st Woman Spacewalk (Svetlana Savitskaya)
Jul 19 - Asteroid 327 Columbia Closest Approach To Earth (1.601 AU)
Jul 20 - Double Star 2 Long March 2C Launch (China)
Jul 20 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Retrieval Of Liberty Bell 7 Capsule From Ocean F
loor
Jul 20 - 35th Anniversary (1969), 1st Man On The Moon (Apollo 11)
Jul 21 - Venus Occults PPM 120593 (9.0 Magnitude Star)
Jul 21 - Comet Neujmin 3 Closest Approach To Earth (1.001 AU)
Jul 21 - Comet Encke Closest Approach To Earth (1.848 AU)
Jul 21 - 90th Anniversary (1914), Seth Nicholson's Discovery of Jupiter Moon Sino
pe
* Jul 22 - Cosmos 2407 Cosmos 3M Launch
Jul 22 - Asteroid 387 Aquitania At Opposition (9.5 Magnitude)
Jul 22 - Asteroid 9770 Discovery Closest Approach To Earth (1.285 AU)
Jul 22 - Friedrich Bessel's 220th Birthday (1784)
Jul 23 - Asteroid 12104 Chesley Closest Approach To Earth (1.973 AU)
Jul 24 - Asteroid 9965 GNU Closest Approach To Earth (1.194 AU)
* Jul 25 - Amazonas 1 Proton M/Briz M Launch
Jul 25 - Asteroid 54509 (2000 PH5) Near-Earth Flyby (0.013 AU)
Jul 25 - Asteroid 324 Bamberga At Opposition (9.2 Magnitude)
Jul 25 - Asteroid 10051 Albee Closest Approach To Earth (1.440 AU)
Jul 26 - Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation (27 Degrees)
* Jul 26 - Comet C/2004 H6 (SWAN) Closest Approach To Earth (0.614 AU)
Jul 26 - Comet Johnson Closest Approach To Earth (1.358 AU)
Jul 26 - Asteroid 7818 Muirhead Closest Approach To Earth (1.637 AU)
Jul 26 - Asteroid 9134 Encke Closest Approach To Earth (1.805 AU)
Jul 27 - Asteroid 1877 Marsden Closest Approach To Earth (2.143 AU)
Jul 28 - Progress M-50 Soyuz Launch (International Space Station 15P)
Jul 28 - Asteroid 2003 AB23 Near-Earth Flyby (0.107 AU)
Jul 28 - Asteroid 3905 Doppler Closest Approach To Earth (1.941 AU)
Jul 28 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Ranger 7 Launch (Moon Impact Mission)
Jul 29 - South Delta-Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Jul 29 - Asteroid 9949 Brontosaurus Closest Approach To Earth (1.385 AU)
Jul 29 - Asteroid 17058 Rocknroll Closest Approach To Earth (1.767 AU)
Jul 29 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Deep Space 1, Asteroid Braille Flyby
Jul 30 - MESSENGER Delta 2 Launch (NASA Mercury Orbiter)
Jul 30 - Asteroid 2002 CB26 Near-Earth Flyby (0.034 AU)
Jul 31 - Asteroid 11911 Angel Closest Approach To Earth (1.999 AU)
Jul 31 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Lunar Prospector, Moon Impact
Jul 31 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Mariner 6, Mars Flyby

August 2004
Aug ?? - NFIRE Minotaur Launch
Aug ?? - Monitor E N1 Rokot KM Launch
* Aug ?? - TacSat 1/Celestis 5 Falcon Launch (Inaugural Test Launch)
Aug ?? - Edusat GSLV Launch
Aug ?? - Intelsat Americas 8 Zenit 3SL Launch
Aug ?? - AMC-15 ProtonK/Briz M Launch
Aug ?? - Astro F M-V Launch (Japan)
Aug 01 - Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 01 - Asteroid 2000 AG6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.119 AU)
Aug 04 - Asteroid 16 Psyche At Opposition (9.3 Magnitude)
Aug 05 - Venus Occults TYC 1307-00558-1 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
Aug 05 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Mariner 7 Mars Flyby
Aug 06 - Southern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 06 - Comet C/2002 L9 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (6.543 AU)
Aug 06 - Neptune At Opposition
Aug 06 - Asteroid 3808 Tempel Closest Approach To Earth (1.584 AU)
Aug 07 - Asteroid 6735 Madhatter Closest Approach To Earth (1.221 AU)
Aug 07 - Asteroid 10221 Kubrick Closest Approach To Earth (1.527 AU)
Aug 08 - Mercury Occults TYC 0259-01200-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Aug 08 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Zond 7 Launch (Soviet Moon Mission)
Aug 09 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #9 (TCM-9)
Aug 09 - Venus Occults TYC 1322-00366-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Aug 09 - Asteroid 4337 Arecibo Closest Approach To Earth (2.312 AU)
Aug 10 - Venus Occults PPM 122056 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
Aug 11 - Mercury Occults TYC 0256-00365-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
Aug 11 - Comet P/2004 H2 (Larsen) Perihelion (2.582 AU)
Aug 12 - Perseids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 12 - Venus Occults TYC 1323-00134-1 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Aug 12 - Asteroid 5451 Plato Closest Approach To Earth (1.303 AU)
Aug 14 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo Callisto 22 Flyby
Aug 16 - Asteroid 2001 EC16 Near-Earth Flyby (0.169 AU)
Aug 17 - Asteroid 9769 Nautilus Closest Approach To Earth (1.441 AU)
Aug 18 - Asteroid 1999 CV8 Near-Earth Flyby (0.178 AU)
Aug 18 - Venus Greatest Western Elongation (45 Degrees)
Aug 18 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Cassini, Earth Flyby
Aug 19 - Asteroid 4150 Starr Closest Approach To Earth (0.854 AU)
* Aug 19 - Asteroid 17023 Abbott Closest Approach To Earth (1.650 AU)
Aug 19 - Asteroid 7853 Confucius Closest Approach To Earth (2.729 AU)
Aug 22 - Asteroid 2000 Herschel Closest Approach To Earth (1.308 AU)
Aug 23 - Cassini, Periapsis Raise Maneuver #2 (OTM-2)
Aug 23 - Venus Occults HIP 34172 (8.8 Magnitude Star)
Aug 24 - Mars Odyssey, End of Primary Mission
Aug 25 - Northern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 25 - Comet P/2004 A1 Perihelion (5.463 AU)
Aug 25 - 15th Anniversary (1989), Voyager 2 Neptune Flyby
Aug 26 - Mars Occults TYC 0846-01133-1 (10.8 Magnitude Star)
Aug 26 - Asteroid 4969 Lawrence Closest Approach To Earth (1.999 AU)
Aug 27 - Uranus At Opposition
Aug 28 - Asteroid 7086 Bopp Closest Approach To Earth (0.952 AU)
Aug 28 - 215th Anniversary (1789), William Herschel's Disocovery of Saturn Moon E
nceladus
Aug 29 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #10 (TCM-10)
Aug 30 - Venus Occults TYC 1368-02021-1 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
* Aug 31 - Cosmos 2408 Soyuz U Launch
Aug 31 - Venus Passes 1.9 Degrees From Saturn
Aug 31 - Start of Mars Solar Conjunction

September 2004
Sep ?? - Cosmos 1 Volna Launch (Solar Sail Mission)
Sep ?? - Belarus EO-Sat 1 Strela Launch
Sep ?? - Cosmos-Glonass M N4-6 Proton K Launch
* Sep ?? - Tansuo KT-1 Launch (China)
* Sep ?? - Feng Yun 2-3 CZ-3A Launch (China)
* Sep ?? - IP-Star 1 Ariane 5 Launch
* Sep ?? - Resurs F2 Soyuz U Launch
Sep 01 - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Perihelion (2.648 AU)
Sep 01 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Pioneer 11, Saturn Flyby
Sep 02 - 200th Anniversary (1804), Karl Harding's Discovery of Asteroid 3 Juno
Sep 03 - Asteroid 5203 Pavarotti Closest Approach To Earth (0.895 AU)
Sep 04 - Asteroid 2000 AE205 Near-Earth Flyby (0.161 AU)
Sep 05 - Asteroid 2002 CE26 Near-Earth Flyby (0.102 AU)
Sep 05 - Asteroid 3728 IRAS Closest Approach To Earth (1.740 AU)
Sep 06 - Asteroid 3000 Leonardo Closest Approach To Earth (0.968 AU)
Sep 06 - Asteroid 2991 Bilbo Closest Approach To Earth (1.000 AU)
Sep 06 - American Astronomical Society's 105th Birthday (1899)
* Sep 07 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #3 (OTM-3)
Sep 07 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Manuever #11 (TCM-11)
Sep 07 - Asteroid 5020 Asimov Closest Approach To Earth (0.712 AU)
Sep 07 - Asteroid 18626 Michaelcarr Closest Approach To Earth (0.913 AU)
Sep 08 - Genesis, Return To Earth
Sep 08 - Asteroid 5143 Hercales Closest Approach To Earth (1.140 AU)
Sep 08 - Asteroid 4 Vesta Closest Approach To Earth (1.373 AU)
Sep 08 - Asteroid 3693 Barringer Closest Approach To Earth (1.524 AU)
Sep 08 - Asteroid 16857 Goodall Closest Approach To Earth (1.564 AU)
Sep 08 - Asteroid 7610 Sudbury Closest Approach To Earth (1.928 AU)
Sep 09 - Asteroid 2003 UX34 Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)
Sep 09 - Asteroid 9250 Chamberlin Closest Approach To Earth (2.282 AU)
Sep 09 - William Bond's 215th Birthday (1789)
Sep 10 - 3C-Sat 1-3/HLVOLSDP Delta 4H Heavy Demo Launch
Sep 10 - Mercury Occults TYC 0833-00847-1 (8.3 Magnitude Star)
* Sep 10 - Asteroid 2004 JA27 Near-Earth Flyby (0.058 AU)
Sep 10 - Asteroid 1998 SZ27 Near-Earth Flyby (0.078 AU)
Sep 12 - Asteroid 4255 Spacewatch Closest Approach To Earth (2.934 AU)
Sep 12 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Luna 2 Launch (USSR Moon Impact Mission)
Sep 14 - Asteroid 1998 OX4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU)
Sep 14 - Asteroid 2001 CC21 Near-Earth Flyby (0.085 AU)
Sep 14 - Asteroid 5553 Chodas Closest Approach To Earth (2.279 AU)
Sep 14 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Charles Kowal's Discovery Of Jupiter Moon Leda
Sep 15 - Asteroid 11066 Sigurd Near-Earth Flyby (0.137 AU)
Sep 16 - Venus Occults TYC 1393-01290-1 (10.0 Magnitude Star)
Sep 16 - Asteroid 2002 JR100 Near-Venus Flyby (0.049 AU)
Sep 16 - Asteroid 7392 Kowalski Closest Approach To Earth (2.079 AU)
Sep 17 - Asteroid 4 Vesta At Opposition (6.1 Magnitude)
Sep 17 - Asteroid 9 Metis At Opposition (9.1 Magnitude)
Sep 17 - Asteroid 2198 Ceplecha Closest Approach To Earth (1.229 AU)
Sep 17 - 215th Anniversary (1789), William Herschel's Discovery of Saturn Moon Mi
mas
Sep 18 - Venus Occults TYC 1394-00232-1 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
Sep 20 - Mars Solstice (Beginning of Northern Summer)
* Sep 20 - Asteroid 2004 HO Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)
Sep 21 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mariner 10, 2nd Mercury Flyby
Sep 21 - Gustav Holst's 130th Birthday (1874)
* Sep 22 - GPS 2R F-13 Delta 2 Launch
Sep 22 - Autumnal Equinox, 16:30 UT
Sep 22 - Asteroid 18725 Atacama Closest Approach To Earth (1.682 AU)
Sep 25 - Comet P/1998 X1 (ODAS) Closest Aporoach To Earth (1.627 AU)
Sep 26 - Asteroid 3767 DiMaggio Closest Approach To Earth (1.984 AU)
Sep 27 - Mars Passes 0.2 Degrees From Jupiter
Sep 27 - Comet Slaughter-Burnham Closest Approach To Earth (1.676 AU)
Sep 27 - Asteroid 66063 (1998 RO1) Near-Earth Flyby (0.092 AU)
* Sep 28 - XTAR-EUR Ariane 5-ECA Test Launch
Sep 28 - Venus Occults PPM 126767 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Sep 28 - Comet Howell Closest Approach To Earth (1.268 AU)
Sep 28 - Asteroid 2002 VZ91 Near-Earth Flyby (0.049 AU)
Sep 28 - Asteroid 7032 Hitchcock Closest Approach To Earth (1.268 AU)
Sep 28 - Asteroid 2224 Tucson Closest Approach To Earth (1.821 AU)
Sep 29 - Mercury Passes 0.6 Degrees From Jupiter
Sep 29 - Mercury Passes 0.8 Degrees From Mars
Sep 29 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Closest Approach To Earth (4.734 AU)
Sep 29 - Asteroid 4179 Toutatis Near-Earth Flyby (0.010 AU)
Sep 29 - Asteroid 4151 Alanhale Closest Approach To Earth (2.406 AU)
Sep 30 - Comet Mueller 1 Perihelion (2.747 AU)
Sep 30 - Asteroid 7495 Feynman Closest Approach To Earth (2.071 AU)

October 2004
Oct ?? - Mars Global Surveyor, End of Mission
Oct ?? - Zi Yuan 5 CZ-4B Launch (China)
Oct ?? - Mesbah Dnepr 1 Launch
Oct ?? - Spaceway 1 Zenit 3SL Launch
Oct ?? - Worldsat 2 Proton K Launch
* Oct ?? - Express AM-1 Proton K Launch
* Oct ?? - N-Cube Dnepr 1 Launch
Oct 01 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #4 (TCM-4)
Oct 01 - End of Mars Solar Conjunction
Oct 01 - Asteroid 2003 UO25 Near-Earth Flyby (0.174 AU)
Oct 01 - Asteroid 5682 Beresford Closest Approach To Earth (0.639 AU)
* Oct 01 - Asteroid 19367 Pink Floyd Closest Approach To Earth (1.085 AU)
* Oct 01 - Asteroid 17024 Costello Closest Approach To Earth (1.427 AU)
Oct 01 - Asteroid 5471 Tunguska Closest Approach To Earth (1.986 AU)
Oct 03 - Asteroid 5736 Sanford Closest Approach To Earth (0.976 AU)
Oct 04 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Luna 3 Launch (Soviet Moon Flyby Mission)
Oct 05 - Asteroid 1814 Bach Closest Approach To Earth (1.130 AU)
Oct 06 - Venus Occults PPM 127322 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
* Oct 07 - SWIFT Delta 2 Launch
Oct 07 - Asteroid 1998 UP1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.133 AU)
Oct 07 - Asteroid 7536 Fahrenheit Closest Approach To Earth (1.766 AU)
Oct 08 - Asteroid 1224 Fantasia Closest Approach To Earth (0.872 AU)
Oct 08 - 400th Anniversary (1604), Discovery of Supernova 1604 (Kepler's Nova)
Oct 09 - TMA-5 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station 9S)
Oct 09 - Draconids Meteor Shower Peak
Oct 09 - Comet Mueller 2 Closest Approach To Earth (1.470 AU)
Oct 09 - Comet P/2004 DO29 (Spacewatch-LINEAR) Perihelion (4.099 AU)
Oct 09 - Asteroid 1998 ST27 Near-Earth Flyby (0.121 AU)
Oct 09 - Asteroid 1578 Kirkwood Closest Approach To Earth (2.393 AU)
Oct 10 - Comet C/2004 G1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.416 AU)
Oct 10 - Asteroid 3581 Alvarez Closest Approach To Earth (0.954 AU)
* Oct 11 - Comet P/2004 K2 (McNaught) Closest Approach To Earth (0.986 AU)
Oct 11 - Comet Johnson Perihelion (2.310 AU)
Oct 11 - Asteroid 2002 NW Near-Venus Flyby (0.031 AU)
Oct 12 - Comet C/2002 V2 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (6.618 AU)
Oct 12 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Magellan Burnup in Venus' Atmosphere
Oct 12 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Voskhod 1 Launch
Oct 13 - Moon Occults Mars
Oct 13 - Comet C/2003 K4 (LINEAR) Perihelion (1.024 AU)
Oct 14 - Partial Solar Eclipse, Visible From Russia, Alaska & Pacific Ocean
Oct 14 - Moon Occults Mercury
Oct 15 - Oblik Soyuz 2-1A Launch
Oct 15 - Asaph Hall's 175th Birthday (1829)
Oct 16 - Asteroid 40 Harmonia At Opposition (9.4 Magnitude)
Oct 17 - Asteroid 5281 Lindstrom Closest Approach To Earth (1.675 AU)
Oct 18 - DART Pegasus Launch
Oct 18 - Asteroid 1999 LF6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.071 AU)
Oct 18 - 15th Anniversary (1989), Galileo Launch (Jupiter Orbiter)
Oct 19 - Soyuz TMA-5 Return To Earth (International Space Station 8S)
Oct 19 - Comet Parker-Hartley Closest Approach To Earth (2.259 AU)
Oct 19 - Asteroid 2003 UL9 Near-Earth Flyby (0.197 AU)
* Oct 19 - Asteroid 17059 Elvis Closest Approach To Earth (1.225 AU)
Oct 20 - Asteroid 1998 YW5 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.047 AU)
Oct 21 - Orionid Meteor Shower Peak
* Oct 22 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #4 (OTM-4)
Oct 23 - Venus Occults TYC 0274-00719-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Oct 23 - Comet McNaught-Hughes Perihelion (2.104 AU)
Oct 24 - Mercury Occults TYC 6154-00401-1 (8.9 Magnitude Star)
Oct 24 - Asteroid 1998 XX2 Near-Venus Flyty (0.042 AU)
Oct 24 - Asteroid 2002 VS14 Near-Earth Flyby (0.127 AU)
Oct 24 - Asteroid 3130 Hillary Closest Approach To Earth (1.074 AU)
Oct 24 - Asteroid 1776 Kuiper Closest Approach To Earth (2.092 AU)
Oct 26 - Cassini, 1st Targeted Titan Flyby
Oct 26 - Comet C/2003 S3 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (7.824 AU)
Oct 27 - Comet Gehrels 2 Perihelion (2.008 AU)
Oct 28 - Lunar Eclipse
Oct 28 - Asteroid 8088 Australia Closest Approach To Earth (0.962 AU)
Oct 29 - Asteroid 9252 Goddard Closest Approach To Earth (1.714 AU)
Oct 30 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Discovery of the Los Angeles Meteorite (Mars Met
eorite)
Oct 31 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Back 1 Hour (Europe, North America)
Oct 31 - Comet C/2003 S4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (3.092 AU)

November 2004
Nov ?? - Desertsat Dnepr Launch
Nov ?? - XM-3 Zenit 3SL Launch
Nov ?? - Telcom 2 Ariane 5 Launch
Nov ?? - RazakSAT Falcon Launch
Nov ?? - Cryosat Rokot-KM Launch
Nov ?? - MTSAT-1RA H-2A Launch
Nov ?? - Microscope Ariane 5 Launch
* Nov ?? - Galaxy 14/Syracuse 3-A Ariane 5G Launch
* Nov ?? - Cartosat 1 PSLV Launch (India)
Nov 01 - Asteroid 1000 Piazzia Closest Approach To Earth (2.979 AU)
Nov 01 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Wind Launch
Nov 02 - MESSENGER, Venus Flyby
Nov 02 - Comet Mueller 1 Closest Approach To Earth (1.770 AU)
Nov 02 - Asteroid 2000 JS66 Near-Earth Flyby (0.197 AU)
Nov 02 - Asteroid 2161 Grissom Closest Approach To Earth (1.360 AU)
Nov 03 - Taurids Meteor Shower Peak
Nov 03 - Asteroid 2003 LH Near-Earth Flyby (0.109 AU)
Nov 03 - Asteroid 21 Lutetia At Opposition (9.8 Magnitude)
Nov 03 - Asteroid 11246 Orvillewright Closest Approach To Earth (1.055 AU)
Nov 04 - Comet Arend-Rigaux Closest Approach To Earth (1.065 AU)
Nov 05 - Venus Passes 0.5 Degrees From Jupiter
Nov 05 - Asteroid 434 Hungaria Closest Approach To Earth (1.096 AU)
Nov 05 - Asteroid 10799 Yucatan Closest Approach To Earth (1.103 AU)
Nov 06 - Asteroid 10389 Robmanning Closest Approach To Earth (0.954 AU)
Nov 07 - Asteroid 2002 JX8 Near-Venus Flyby (0.025 AU)
Nov 07 - Asteroid 27 Euterpe At Opposition (8.8 Magnitude)
Nov 07 - Asteroid 6471 Collins Closest Approach To Earth (1.422 AU)
Nov 08 - Asteroid 4433 Goldstone Closest Approach To Earth (1.358 AU)
* Nov 09 - XSS-11 Minotaur Launch
Nov 09 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Nov 09 - Comet Gehrels 2 Closest Approach To Earth (1.023 AU)
Nov 09 - Asteroid 2000 JE5 Near-Earth Flyby (0.132 AU)
Nov 09 - Asteroid 5891 Gehrig Closest Approach To Earth (1.126 AU)
Nov 09 - Asteroid 1134 Kepler Closest Approach To Earth (1.194 AU)
Nov 09 - Carl Sagan's 70th Birthday (1934)
Nov 10 - Moon Occults Venus
Nov 10 - Mars Occults TYC 5556-00724-1 (11.8 Magnitude Star)
Nov 11 - Moon Occults Mars
Nov 11 - Comet P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist) Closest Approach To Earth (1.793 AU)
Nov 11 - Asteroid 12574 LONEOS Closest Approach To Earth (1.556 AU)
Nov 12 - Asteroid 33342 (1998 WT24) Near-Earth Flyby (0.097 AU)
Nov 13 - Asteroid 18932 Robinhood Closest Approach To Earth (1.397 AU)
Nov 13 - 2003 VB12 Closest Approach To Earth (88.298 AU)
Nov 14 - Moon Occults Mercury
Nov 14 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Apollo 12 Launch (Manned Moon Mission)
* Nov 15 - Asteroid 3908 Nyx Near-Earth Flyby (0.139 AU)
Nov 15 - Asteroid 2000 WN10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.173 AU)
Nov 16 - Asteroid 5049 Sherlock Closest Approach To Earth (0.967 AU)
Nov 16 - Asteroid 9969 Braille Closest Approach To Earth (2.366 AU)
Nov 17 - Leonids Meteor Shower Peak
Nov 18 - Mars Occults TYC 5561-00614-1 (11.7 Magnitude Star)
Nov 18 - Mercury Occults TYC 6815-04687-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
Nov 18 - Asteroid 4148 McCartney Closest Approach To Earth (1.378 AU)
Nov 18 - 15th Anniversary (1989), COBE Launch
Nov 20 - Asteroid 8952 ODAS Closest Approach To Earth (1.769 AU)
Nov 20 - Edwin Hubble's 115th Birthday (1889)
Nov 21 - Mercury At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (22 Degrees)
Nov 21 - Asteroid 7753 (1988 XB) Near-Earth Flyby (0.073 AU)
Nov 22 - Asteroid 4305 Clapton Closest Approach To Earth (1.915 AU)
Nov 23 - Asteroid 2003 FY6 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.043 AU)
Nov 23 - Asteroid 6000 United Nations Closest Approach To Earth (1.313 AU)
Nov 24 - Progress M1-12 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station 16P)
Nov 24 - Comet C/2001 T4 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (8.190 AU)
Nov 26 - Comet Comas Sola Closest Approach To Earth (1.237 AU)
Nov 26 - Asteroid 3061 Cook Closest Approach To Earth (1.957 AU)
Nov 26 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo Io 25 Flyby
Nov 26 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Discovery of SAU 005 & 008 (Mars Meteorites)
Nov 27 - Asteroid 2002 XV90 Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)
Nov 28 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Mariner 4 Launch (Mars Flyby Mission)
Nov 30 - Comet Taylor Perihelion (1.942 AU)
Nov 30 - Asteroid 2001 RU17 Near-Venus Flyby (0.043 AU)
Nov 30 - Asteroid 2002 LW Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)
Nov 30 - 50th Anniversary (1954), Sylacauga Meteorite Fall (Hit Woman)

December 2004
Dec ?? - SMART-1, Moon Flyby
Dec ?? - Ofeq-6 Shavit Launch (Israel)
Dec ?? - Insat 4-A Ariane 5 Launch
Dec ?? - HK-Sat1 CZ-3C Launch (China)
Dec ?? - Express AM-2 Proton K Launch
Dec ?? - NSS-8 Zenit 3SL Launch
Dec ?? - Helios 2A/Essaim 1-4/Parasol Ariane 5 Launch
Dec ?? - FSW 3-2 CZ-2D Launch (China)
Dec 01 - GOES-N Delta 4 Launch
Dec 02 - C/NOFS Pegasus XL Launch
Dec 02 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Pioneer 11, Jupiter Flyby
Dec 03 - Mercury Occults HIP 86515 (7.9 Magnitude Star)
Dec 05 - Venus Passes 1.2 Degrees From Mars
Dec 05 - Asteroid 3420 Standish Closest Approach To Earth (2.176 AU)
* Dec 06 - AMC-16 Atlas 5 Launch
Dec 06 - Asteroid 2002 YP2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.141 AU)
* Dec 06 - Asteroid 12382 Niagara Falls Closest Approach To Earth (1.896 AU)
Dec 06 - Asteroid 12397 Peterbrown Closest Approach To Earth (2.217 AU)
Dec 07 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Dec 07 - Comet Tsuchinshan 1 Perihelion (1.489 AU)
Dec 08 - Asteroid 3353 Jarvis Closest Approach To Earth (1.032 AU)
Dec 08 - Asteroid 4701 Milani Closest Approach To Earth (1.439 AU)
Dec 08 - Asteroid 2062 Aten Closest Approach To Earth (1.740 AU)
Dec 09 - Asteroid 12002 Sues Closest Approach To Earth (2.206 AU)
Dec 10 - 20th Anniversary (1984), Claxton Meteorite Fall (Hit Mailbox)
Dec 10 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Helios 1 Launch (Solar Orbiter)
Dec 11 - Mars Occults TYC 6174-00681-1 (10.2 Magnitude Star)
Dec 12 - Asteroid 2906 Caltech Closest Approach To Earth (1.983 AU)
Dec 12 - Asteroid 6775 Giorgini Closest Approach To Earth (2.159 AU)
Dec 13 - Cassini, 2nd Titan Flyby
Dec 13 - Geminids Meteor Shower Peak
* Dec 13 - Comet C/2004 K3 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.853 AU)
Dec 13 - Comet Oterma Closest Approach To Earth (5.046 AU)
Dec 13 - Asteroid 2001 XX4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.155 AU)
Dec 13 - Asteroid 2001 XW10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.186 AU)
Dec 13 - Asteroid 6336 Dodo Closest Approach To Earth (1.375 AU)
Dec 13 - Asteroid 2830 Greenwich Closest Approach To Earth (1.502 AU)
Dec 15 - Asteroid 2000 LB16 Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)
Dec 15 - 20th Anniversary (1984), Vega 1 Launch (Soviet Venus/Comet Halley Missio
n)
Dec 16 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Discovery of QUE 94201 (Mars Meteorite)
Dec 17 - Comet Mueller 2 Perihelion (2.424 AU)
Dec 19 - Comet C/2002 VQ94 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (6.903 AU)
Dec 19 - Asteroid 2001 KO20 Near-Earth Flyby (0.149 AU)
Dec 20 - Asteroid 2001 YO2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.192 AU)
Dec 20 - Mt. Wilson Solar Observatory's 100th Birthday (1904)
Dec 21 - Winter Solstice, 12:42 UT
Dec 21 - Asteroid 2000 AE205 Near-Earth Flyby (0.116 AU)
Dec 21 - 20th Anniversary (1984), Vega 2 Launch (Soviet Venus/Comet Halley Missio
n)
Dec 22 - Ursids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec 23 - Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 3 Closest Approach To Earth (1.947 AU)
Dec 23 - Asteroid 2001 VJ5 Near-Mars Flyby (0.025 AU)
Dec 24 - Cassini, Huygens Probe Release
Dec 24 - Comet C/2003 K4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.153 AU)
Dec 24 - Asteroid 2002 VY91 Near-Earth Flyby (0.189 AU)
Dec 24 - 25th Anniversary (1979), 1st Ariane 1 Launch
Dec 25 - Asteroid 192 Nausikaa At Opposition (9.7 Magnitude)
Dec 25 - Asteroid 5035 Swift Closest Approach To Earth (1.251 AU)
Dec 26 - Comet C/2004 D1 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (4.991 AU)
Dec 26 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Salyut 4 Launch (Soviet Space Station)
* Dec 27 - Cassini, Orbit Deflection Maneuver (OTM-10)
Dec 27 - Comet Helin-Roman-Crockett Perihelion (3.473 AU)
Dec 27 - Asteroid 2003 MS2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.095 AU)
Dec 27 - Asteroid 11055 Honduras Closest Approach To Earth (2.011 AU)
Dec 27 - 20th Anniversary (1984), Discovery of ALH 84001 (Mars Meteorite)
Dec 28 - Comet P/2003 UD16 (LONEOS) Closest Approach To Earth (3.091 AU)
Dec 28 - Maarten Schmidt's 75th Birthday (1929)
Dec 29 - Comet P/2003 SQ215 (NEAT-LONEOS) Closest Approach To Earth (2.299 AU)
Dec 29 - Asteroid 9860 Archaeopteryx Closest Approach To Earth (2.402 AU)
Dec 30 - Deep Impact Delta 2 Launch
Dec 30 - Mercury At Its Greatest Western Elongation (22 Degrees)
Dec 31 - Mars Occults HIP 79085 (11.5 Magnitude Star)
Dec 31 - Asteroid 2001 XR30 Near-Earth Flyby (0.194 AU)
Dec 31 - Asteroid 4149 Harrison Closest Approach To Earth (1.921 AU)
Dec 31 - Asteroid 1941 Wild Closest Approach To Earth (2.918 AU)
Dec 31 - Robert Aiken's 140th Birthday (1864)

January 2005
?? ?? - LUNAR-A Launch (Japan Moon Orbiter & Penetrator)
Jan ?? - SMART-1, Moon Flyby
Jan ?? - Cosmos Angara 1-1 Launch (Inaugural Flight)
Jan ?? - Vietnam DMC/Thai-Paht 2/China-DMC Cosmos 3M Launch
Jan ?? - Wildblue 1 Ariane 5 Launch
Jan ?? - DSP-23 Delta 4 Heavy Launch
Jan ?? - Feng Yung 1-5 CZ-4B Launch (China)
Jan ?? - Molniya 3K-02 Molniya M Launch
Jan ?? - Cosmos (Geizer-21) Proton K Launch
Jan ?? - Cosmos/Rus Soyuz 2 Test Launch
Jan ?? - Hai Yang 2 CZ-4B Launch (China)
* Jan ?? - Satmex-6 Ariane 5G+ Launch
Jan 01 - Comet Kowal-LINEAR Closest Approach To Earth (3.742 AU)
Jan 02 - Asteroid 6758 Jesseowens Closest Approach To Earth (1.926 AU)
Jan 02 - Isaac Asimov's 85th Birthday (1920)
Jan 02 - Leslie Peltier's 105th Birthday (1900)
Jan 03 - Earth At Perihelion (0.983 AU From Sun)
Jan 03 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peak
Jan 03 - Asteroid 2829 Bobhope Closest Approach To Earth (2.657 AU)
Jan 03 - 5th Annivesary (2000), Galileo, Europa 26 Flyby
Jan 04 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Jan 04 - Comet Helin-Roman-Crockett Closest Approach To Earth (2.490 AU)
Jan 04 - Comet P/2004 F3 (NEAT) Perihelion (2.863 AU)
Jan 05 - Deep Impact, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #1 (TCM-1)
Jan 05 - Asteroid 2001 Einstein Closest Approach To Earth (1.154 AU)
Jan 05 - Asteroid 2069 Hubble Closest Approach To Earth (1.646 AU)
Jan 05 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Charles Perrine's Discovery of Jupiter Moon El
ara
Jan 06 - Asteroid 2001 TW1 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.032 AU)
Jan 06 - Asteroid 18458 Caesar Closest Approach To Earth (1.408 AU)
Jan 06 - 20th Anniversary (1985), La Criolla Meteorite Fall (Hit House)
Jan 07 - 20th Anniversary (1985), Sakigake Launch (Japan Comet Halley Mission)
Jan 07 - 395th Anniversary (1610), Galileo Galilei's Discovery of Jupiter Moons
Io, Europa and Callisto
Jan 08 - Asteroid 2002 AA29 Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)
Jan 09 - Asteroid 11881 Mirstation Closest Approach To Earth (1.972 AU)
Jan 09 - 15th Anniversary (1990), STS-32 Columbia Launch (LDEF Satellite)
Jan 11 - Asteroid 1997 UH9 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.015 AU)
Jan 11 - Asteroid 27002 (1998 DV9) Near-Earth Flyby (0.078 AU)
Jan 11 - Asteroid 5649 Donnashirley Closest Approach To Earth (0.828 AU)
Jan 11 - 395th Anniversary (1610), Galileo Galilei's Discovery of Jupiter Moon Ga
nymede
Jan 12 - Royal Astronomical Society's 185th Birthday (1820)
Jan 13 - NROL-23 (MLV-15) Atlas 3B Launch
Jan 13 - Saturn at Opposition
Jan 13 - Mercury Passes 0.3 Degrees From Venus
Jan 13 - Comet Whipple Closest Approach To Earth (3.001 AU)
Jan 13 - 25th Anniversary (1980), Discovery of EETA 79001 (Mars Meteorite)
Jan 14 - Huygens Probe Lands on Titan
Jan 14 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Jan 15 - Comet Slaughter-Burnham Perihelion (2.535 AU)
Jan 15 - Asteroid 4628 Laplace Closest Approach To Earth (1.455 AU)
Jan 17 - Comet P/2003 S1 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (2.300 AU)
Jan 19 - Comet Taylor Closest Approach To Earth (1.023 AU)
Jan 19 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Gemini 2 launch (Unmanned Suborbital Flight)
Jan 19 - 165th Anniversary (1840), Discovery of Antarctica
Jan 20 - Buzz Aldrin's 75th Birthday (1930)
Jan 24 - Asteroid 3568 ASCII Closest Approach To Earth (2.834 AU)
Jan 24 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Hiten Launch (Japan Moon Orbiter)
Jan 28 - Asteroid 1815 Beethoven Closest Approach To Earth (1.641 AU)
* Jan 30 - Asteroid 13681 Monty Python Closest Approach To Earth (2.169 AU)
Jan 31 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Jan 31 - Asteroid 2002 PN Near-Earth Flyby (0.081 AU)
Jan 31 - Asteroid 8000 Isaac Newton Closest Approach To Earth (2.365 AU)

February 2005
Feb ?? - SMART-1, Moon Flyby
Feb ?? - Cosmos Glonass M-4 Fregat Launch
Feb ?? - Insat 3-D GSLV Launch (India)
Feb ?? - MSG-2 Ariane 5G Launch
Feb ?? - Eros B-1 Start-1 Launch
Feb ?? - NRO B-26 Titan 4 Launch (Final Launch of the Titan 4)
Feb ?? - Dialog 1 Rokot-Briz Launch
Feb ?? - Agrani 2 Ariane 5 Launch
* Feb ?? - Luch 3 Proton K Launch
* Feb 01 - GPS 2RM F-1 Delta 2 Launch
Feb 02 - Asteroid 8084 Dallas Closest Approach To Earth (1.446 AU)
Feb 03 - Asteroid 3354 McNair Closest Approach To Earth (1.540 AU)
* Feb 04 - Asteroid 12820 Robinwilliams Closest Approach To Earth (2.022 AU)
Feb 05 - Asteroid 3784 Chopin Closest Approach To Earth (2.608 AU)
Feb 06 - Comet Kowal 1 Closest Approach To Earth (4.373 AU)
* Feb 06 - Asteroid 19383 Rolling Stones Closest Approach To Earth (1.667 AU)
Feb 07 - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach To Earth (1.876 AU)
Feb 07 - Asteroid 6223 Dahl Closest Approach To Earth (1.943 AU)
Feb 07 - Asteroid 14702 Benclark Closest Approach To Earth (2.317 AU)
Feb 07 - Asteroid 2404 Antarctica Closest Approach To Earth (2.334 AU)
Feb 08 - Mercury Passes 2.0 Degrees From Neptune
Feb 09 - Chinese New Year
Feb 09 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Galileo, Venus Flyby
* Feb 11 - NOAA-N Delta 2 Launch
Feb 11 - Asteroid 5000 IAU Closest Approach To Earth (1.808 AU)
Feb 11 - Asteroid 4446 Carolyn Closest Approach To Earth (4.071 AU)
Feb 11 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Ohsumi Launch (Japan's 1st Satellite)
Feb 13 - Asteroid 3895 Earhart Closest Approach To Earth (0.960 AU)
Feb 14 - Asteroid 2000 YS134 Near-Earth Flyby (0.062 AU)
Feb 14 - 5th Anniversary (2000), NEAR, Asteroid Eros Orbit Insertion
Feb 14 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Voyager 1, Family Portrait Images
Feb 15 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Feb 15 - Venus Passes 0.9 Degrees From Neptune
Feb 15 - Comet Tempel 2 Perihelion (1.427 AU)
Feb 15 - Asteroid 1994 VE Near-Mercury Flyby (0.047 AU)
Feb 17 - Cassini, Enceladus Non-Targeted Flyby
Feb 17 - Asteroid 5661 Hildebrand Closest Approach To Earth (3.894 AU)
Feb 17 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Ranger 8 Launch (Moon Impact Mission)
Feb 18 - Mars Occults PPM 268667 (9.7 Magnitude Star)
Feb 18 - Comet Tsuchinshan 1 Closest Approach To Earth (0.793 AU)
Feb 18 - 75th Anniversary (1930), Clyde Tombaugh's Discovery of Pluto
Feb 19 - Asteroid 4147 Lennon Closest Approach To Earth (1.344 AU)
Feb 20 - NROL-16 Titan 4B Launch
Feb 20 - Mercury Passes 1.0 Degree From Uranus
Feb 21 - Asteroid 6487 Tonyspear Closest Approach To Earth (1.846 AU)
Feb 22 - 5th Anniversary (2000), Galileo, Io 27 Flyby
Feb 23 - Asteroid 341 California Closest Approach To Earth (1.634 AU)
Feb 24 - Comet Arend-Rigaux Perihelion (1.369 AU)
* Feb 24 - Comet C/2003 A2 (Gleason) Closest Approach To Earth (10.691 AU)
* Feb 27 - Inmarsat 4 F-1 Atlas 5 Launch
Feb 27 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Feb 27 - Asteroid 5841 Stone Closest Approach To Earth (1.059 AU)
Feb 27 - Asteroid 2742 Gibson Closest Appraoch To Earth (1.981 AU)
Feb 27 - Asteroid 48300 Kronk Closest Approach To Earth (2.033 AU)
Feb 28 - Asteroid 7336 Saunders Closest Approach To Earth (2.350 AU)
Feb 28 - Asteroid 8721 AMOS Closest Approach To Earth (3.081 AU)

March 2005
Mar ?? - SMART-1, Moon Orbit Insertion
Mar ?? - Rosetta, 1st Earth Gravity Assist
Mar ?? - Lunar TrailBlazer Dnepr Launch (Commerical Moon Orbiter)
Mar ?? - TWINS-A Pegasus XL Launch
Mar ?? - ETS VIII H-2A Launch (Japan)
Mar ?? - Express AM-3 Proton K Launch
Mar ?? - SAR-Lupe 1 Cosmos M Launch
Mar ?? - Resurs O1 Zenit 2 Launch
Mar ?? - Cosmos-Liana Tsyklon 2K Launch
Mar ?? - Spainsat Ariane 5 Launch
Mar ?? - ICO A-2 Atlas 5 Launch
* Mar 01 - NROL-22 Delta 4 Medium Launch
Mar 01 - Comet P/2004 A1 Closest Approach To Earth (4.532 AU)
Mar 01 - Asteroid 7367 Giotto Closest Approach To Earth (1.873 AU)
* Mar 02 - Comet Machholz 2 Perihelion (0.753 AU)
Mar 03 - Jupiter Occults PPM 196171 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
Mar 03 - Asteroid 1992 BF Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU)
Mar 04 - Venus Passes 0.7 Degrees From Uranus
Mar 04 - Asteroid 24101 Cassini Closest Approach To Earth (1.554 AU)
Mar 04 - Asteroid 24102 Jacquecassini Closest Approach To Earth (1.745 AU)
Mar 04 - Giovanni Schiaparelli's 170th Birthday (1835)
* Mar 07 - Asteroid 7231 Porco Closest Approach To Earth (2.430 AU)
Mar 08 - Asteroid 22753 (1998 WT) Near-Earth Flyby (0.079 AU)
Mar 08 - Asteroid 433 Eros Closest Approach To Earth (0.366 AU)
Mar 09 - Cassini, Enceladus & Tethys Flyby
Mar 09 - Mars Occults PPM 269950 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Mar 09 - Asteroid 3153 Lincoln Closest Approach To Earth (1.669 AU)
Mar 10 - Deep Impact, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #2 (TCM-2)
Mar 10 - Asteroid 2002 FW1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.030 AU)
Mar 11 - Asteroid 2421 Nininger Closest Approach To Earth (2.425 AU)
Mar 11 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Pioneer 5 Launch (Solar Orbiter)
Mar 12 - Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation (18 Degrees)
Mar 12 - Asteroid 73491 Robmatson Closest Approach To Earth (1.385 AU)
Mar 12 - Asteroid 9133 d'Arrest Closest Approach To Earth (2.096 AU)
Mar 13 - Percival Lowell's 150th Birthday (1855)
Mar 16 - 30th Anniversary (1975), Mariner 10, 3rd Mercury Flyby
Mar 18 - Asteroid 1996 AW1 Near-Venus Flyby (0.011 AU)
Mar 18 - Asteroid 17640 Mount Stromlo Closest Approach To Earth (2.114 AU)
Mar 18 - Asteroid 4169 Celsius Closest Approach To Earth (2.922 AU)
Mar 18 - 25th Anniversary (1980), Soviet Rocket Launch Explosion (48 Dead)
Mar 18 - 40th Anniversary (1965), 1st Spacewalk, Leonov On Voskhod 2
Mar 19 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Hiten, Moon Flyby (Japan)
Mar 20 - Vernal Equinox, 12:33 UT
Mar 21 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Ranger 9 Launch (Moon Impact Mission)
Mar 22 - Mars Equinox (Beginning of Northern Fall)
Mar 22 - Asteroid 2000 KX43 Near-Mars Flyby (0.016 AU)
Mar 22 - Asteroid 4017 Disneya Closest Approach To Earth (1.839 AU)
* Mar 23 - Comet Machholz 2 Closest Approach To Earth (1.489 AU)
Mar 23 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Gemini 3 Launch (Virgil Grissom, John Young)
Mar 24 - Asteroid 447 Valentine Closest Approach To Earth (2.098 AU)
Mar 25 - 350th Anniversary (1655), Christiaan Huygens' Discovery of Saturn Moon T
itan
Mar 26 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Mar 26 - Jupiter Occults PPM 195999 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
* Mar 26 - Comet C/2004 L1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.167 AU)
Mar 26 - Asteroid 1862 Apollo Closest Approach To Earth (0.980 AU)
Mar 26 - Asteroid 3673 Levy Closest Approach To Earth (1.581 AU)
Mar 26 - Asteroid 2985 Skakespeare Closest Approach To Earth (1.917 AU)
Mar 27 - Easter Sunday
Mar 27 - Asteroid 2000 AC6 Near-Venus Flyby (0.022 AU)
Mar 27 - Asteroid 8103 Fermi Closest Approach To Earth (1.094 AU)
Mar 27 - Asteroid 3773 Smithsonian Closest Approach To Earth (1.551 AU)
* Mar 27 - Asteroid 13070 Seanconnery Closest Approach To Earth (2.006 AU)
Mar 29 - Cassini, Enceladus Flyby
Mar 29 - Asteroid 1999 RR28 Near-Earth Flyby (0.057 AU)
Mar 30 - Mercury Passes 4.2 Degrees From Venus
* Mar 30 - Comet C/2004 L1 (LINEAR) Perihelion (2.075 AU)
Mar 31 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Mar 31 - Asteroid 4763 Ride Closest Approach To Earth (1.398 AU)

April 2005
Apr ?? - Soyuz TMA-6 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Stations 10S)
Apr ?? - Cubesats/Yamsat Strela Launch
Apr ?? - Insat 4-B Ariane 5 Launch
Apr ?? - Globalstar-9 Delta 2 Launch
Apr ?? - Worldsat 3 Proton K Launch
Apr ?? - ALOS 1 H-2A Launch (Japan)
Apr ?? - Yamal 203/204 Proton K Launch
Apr ?? - ROC-Sat 3A-F Minotaur Launch
Apr ?? - Agile PSLV Launch
Apr ?? - Direct-TV 8 Atlas 5 Launch
Apr ?? - China Test Launch CZ-2E(A) Launch
* Apr ?? - Cosmos-Parus/Topsat Cosmos 3M Launch
* Apr ?? - Assuresat 1 Zenit 3SL Launch
Apr 01 - Mars Occults PPM 237883 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Apr 01 - Comet Comas Sola Perihelion (1.833 AU)
Apr 01 - Asteroid 5450 Sokrates Closest Approach To Earth (1.774 AU)
Apr 01 - Asteroid 51824 Mikeanderson Closest Approach To Earth (2.249 AU)
Apr 01 - 45th Anniversary (1960), Tiros 1 Launch (1st Weather Satellite)
Apr 03 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour (North America)
Apr 03 - Jupiter At Opposition
Apr 03 - Comet C/2003 T4 (LINEAR) Perihelion (0.850 AU)
Apr 03 - Asteroid 9016 Henrymoore Closest Approach To Earth (2.764 AU)
Apr 05 - Asteroid 6434 Jewitt Closest Approach To Earth (1.780 AU)
Apr 06 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Intelsat 1 Launch (1st Commercial
Communications Satellite)
Apr 08 - Solar Eclipse (Visible From Pacific Ocean, Central America)
Apr 08 - Asteroid 2118 Flagstaff Closest Approach To Earth (1.832 AU)
Apr 09 - Moon Occults Venus
Apr 09 - Jupiter Occults PPM 195890 (9.0 Magnitude Star)
Apr 09 - Asteroid 4221 Picasso Closest Approach To Earth (1.320 AU)
Apr 11 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Apollo 13 Launch
Apr 12 - Asteroid 1288 Santa Closest Approach To Earth (2.047 AU)
Apr 13 - Mars Passes 1.2 Degrees From Neptune
Apr 13 - Asteroid 2340 Hathor Near-Mercury Flyby (0.032 AU)
Apr 15 - CloudSat/Calipso Delta 2 Launch
Apr 16 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Apr 16 - Asteroid 7291 Hyakutake Closest Approach To Earth (2.835 AU)
Apr 17 - Asteroid 2002 CD Near-Earth Flyby (0.100 AU)
Apr 17 - Asteroid 10204 Turing Closest Approach To Earth (1.943 AU)
Apr 19 - Asteroid 3351 Smith Closest Approach To Earth (2.776 AU)
Apr 20 - Comet C/2003 O1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (6.812 AU)
Apr 22 - Lyrids Meteor Shower Peak
Apr 22 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Apr 22 - Comet P/2004 DO29 (Spacewatch-LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (3.277 A
U)
Apr 23 - Asteroid 9007 James Bond Closest Approach to Earth (1.840 AU)
Apr 23 - Asteroid 916 America Closest Approach To Earth (1.888 AU)
Apr 24 - Lunar Eclipse
Apr 24 - Asteroid 6611 (1993 VW) Near-Earth Flyby (0.086 AU)
Apr 24 - Asteroid 51826 Kalpanachawla Closest Approach To Earth (2.272 AU)
Apr 24 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Mao 1 Launch (1st Chinese Satellite)
Apr 25 - Asteroid 6032 Nobel Closest Approach to Earth (1.515 AU)
Apr 26 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation (27 Degrees)
Apr 26 - Asteroid 4511 Rembrandt Closest Approach To Earth (1.305 AU)
Apr 26 - Asteroid 4457 van Gogh Closest Approach To Earth (1.431 AU)
Apr 26 - Asteroid 1604 Tombaugh Closest Approach To Earth (2.209 AU)
Apr 28 - Asteroid 6470 Aldrin Closest Approach To Earth (1.611 AU)
Apr 29 - Asteroid 5720 Halweaver Closest Approach To Earth (1.180 AU)
* Apr 29 - Asteroid 7225 Huntress Closest Approach To Earth (1.370 AU)
Apr 29 - Asteroid 2956 Yeomans Closest Approach To Earth (1.515 AU)
Apr 29 - Asteroid 51823 Rickhusband Closest Approach To Earth (2.796 AU)
Apr 30 - Asteroid 2001 GQ2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.086 AU)

May 2005
May ?? - Foton M-2 Soyuz U Launch
May ?? - MightySat-II F-2/Space Tech 5 Minotaur Launch
May ?? - Kompsat 2 Rokot KM Launch
May ?? - Measat 3 Proton K Launch
May ?? - DMSP-17 Delta 4 Launch
May ?? - Astro E-2 M-V Launch
May ?? - GPS 2RM F-2 Delta 2 Launch
May ?? - M2A Delta 4M Launch
May ?? - DOD Delta 2 Launch
* May ?? - Galaxy 15 Ariane 5G Launch
May 02 - Comet P/1998 X1 (ODAS) Perihelion (1.981 AU)
May 03 - Asteroid 2246 Bowell Closest Approach To Earth (2.649 AU)
May 03 - Asteroid 1691 Oort Closest Approach To Earth (2.678 AU)
May 04 - Comet Tempel 1 Closest Approach To Earth (0.712 AU)
May 04 - Asteroid 5641 McCleese Closest Approach To Earth (0.765 AU)
May 05 - Deep Impact, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #3 (TCM-3)
May 05 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
May 05 - Asteroid 4055 Magellan Closest Approach To Earth (0.872 AU)
* May 05 - Asteroid 13801 Kohlhase Closest Approach To Earth (1.604 AU)
May 06 - Asteroid 9954 Brachiosaurus Closest Approach To Earth (2.113 AU)
May 06 - Asteroid 5071 Shoemaker Closest Approach To Earth (2.419 AU)
May 07 - Asteroid 1 Ceres Closest Approach To Earth (1.686 AU)
May 07 - Asteroid 51825 Davidbrown Closest Approach To Earth (2.147 AU)
May 08 - Asteroid 6560 Pravdo Closest Approach To Earth(1.301 AU)
May 11 - Asteroid 2709 Sagan Closest Approach To Earth (1.067 AU)
May 12 - Asteroid 2955 Newburn Closest Approach To Earth (0.965 AU)
May 13 - Asteroid 8749 Beatles Closest Approach To Earth (1.579 AU)
May 14 - Asteroid 5555 Wimberly Closest Approach To Earth (2.324 AU)
* May 15 - NROL-25 Delta 4M Launch
May 15 - Mars Passes 1.1 Degrees From Uranus
May 15 - Asteroid 51827 Laurelclark Closest Approach To Earth (2.286 AU)
May 16 - Asteroid 12927 Pinocchio Closest Approach To Earth (1.582 AU)
May 16 - Asteroid 12485 Jenniferharris Closest Approach To Earth (1.796 AU)
May 19 - Moon Occults Jupiter
May 19 - Asteroid 2247 Hiroshima Closest Approach To Earth (1.689 AU)
May 20 - Asteroid 9500 Camelot Closest Approach To Earth (1.938 AU)
May 20 - 5th Anniversary (2000), Galileo Ganymede 28 Flyby
May 21 - Cassini, Enceladus Flyby
May 22 - 10th Anniversary (1995), Saturn Ring Plane Crossing (1 of 3)
* May 23 - Comet C/2004 K1 (Catalina) Closest Approach To Earth (2.554 AU)
May 23 - Asteroid 5231 Verne Closest Approach To Earth (2.009 AU)
May 24 - Comet Parker-Hartley Perihelion (3.044 AU)
May 25 - Asteroid 1996 Adams Closest Approach To Earth (1.690 AU)
May 25 - Asteroid 3162 Nostalgia Closest Approach To Earth (2.626 AU)
May 28 - Asteroid 5261 Eureka Closest Approach To Earth (0.519 AU)
May 28 - Asteroid 13208 Fraschetti Closest Approach To Earth (1.230 AU)
May 30 - Very Large Array's (VLA) 25th Birthday (1980)
May 31 - Moon Occults Mars
May 31 - Asteroid 2023 Asaph Closest Approach To Earth (2.118 AU)
May 31 - Asteroid 5223 McSween Closest Approach To Earth (2.398 AU)
May 31 - European Space Agency's 30th Birthday (1975)

June 2005
* Jun ?? - Progress M1-14 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station 18P)
* Jun ?? - Radarsat 2 Delta 2 Launch
* Jun ?? - SOTV-SE Taurus XL Launch
* Jun ?? - Oceansat 2 PSLV Launch
* Jun ?? - Sinosat 2 CZ-3B Launch
* Jun ?? - Inmarsat 4 F-2 Zenit 3SL Launch
* Jun ?? - Space Technology 5A-5C Pegagus XL Launch
* Jun 01 - Asteroid 1999 MN Near-Earth Flyby (0.068 AU)
* Jun 03 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Gemini 4 Launch, USA's First
Spacewalk (Ed White)
* Jun 04 - Comet Shoemaker-Levy 3 Perihelion (2.807 AU)
* Jun 04 - Asteroid 3066 McFadden Closest Approach To Earth (1.648 AU)
* Jun 04 - Asteroid 5254 Ulysses Closest Approach To Earth (4.841 AU)
* Jun 05 - Asteroid 2002 SR41 Near-Earth Flyby (0.063 AU)
* Jun 05 - Asteroid 6984 Lewiscarroll Closest Approach to Earth (3.704 AU)
* Jun 07 - Asteroid 10444 Squyres Closest Approach To Earth (1.582 AU)
* Jun 08 - 30th Anniversary (1975), Venera 9 Launch (Soviet Venus Orbiter/Lander)
* Jun 08 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Luna 6 Launch (Soviet Moon Flyby)
* Jun 08 - Giovanni Cassini's 380th Birthday (1625)
* Jun 10 - Asteroid 23990 Springsteen Closest Approach To Earth (1.251 AU)
* Jun 10 - Asteroid 5535 Annefrank Closest Approach To Earth (1.286 AU)
* Jun 11 - Asteroid 2074 Shoemaker Closest Approach To Earth (1.096 AU)
* Jun 11 - 20th Anniversary (1985), Vega 1, Venus Landing/Balloon
* Jun 13 - Asteroid 1198 Atlantis Closest Approach To Earth (1.050 AU)
* Jun 14 - Pluto At Opposition
* Jun 14 - Asteroid 1913 Sekanina Closest Approach To Earth (2.003 AU)
* Jun 14 - Asteroid 6676 Monet Closest Approach To Earth (2.335 AU)
* Jun 14 - 20th Anniversary (1985), Vega 2, Venus Landing/Balloon
* Jun 14 - 30th Anniversary (1975), Venera 10, Venus Landing
* Jun 16 - Moon Occults Jupiter
* Jun 16 - Asteroid 10217 Richardcook Closest Approach To Earth (1.626 AU)
* Jun 18 - Asteroid 9253 Oberth Closest Approach To Earth (1.222 AU)
* Jun 18 - Asteroid 1772 Gagarin Closest Approach To Earth (1.483 AU)
* Jun 18 - Asteroid 11247 Wilburwright Closest Approach To Earth (2.072 AU)
* Jun 19 - Comet Denning-Fujikawa Perihelion (0.797 AU)
* Jun 20 - 335th Anniversary (1670), Discovery Of Nova 1670 Vulpeculae
* Jun 21 - Summer Solstice, 06:46 UT
* Jun 22 - Royal Greenwich Observatory's 330th Birthday (1675)
* Jun 23 - Asteroid 2003 YN107 Near-Earth Flyby (0.030 AU)
* Jun 23 - Asteroid 13667 Samthurman Closest Approach To Earth (1.527 AU)
* Jun 24 - GPS 2RM F-3 Delta 2 Launch
* Jun 24 - Comet Giacobini-Zinner Closest Approach To Earth (1.425 AU)
* Jun 25 - Comet Hartley-IRAS Perihelion (1.275 AU)
* Jun 25 - Asteroid 13609 Lewicki Closest Approach To Earth (1.357 AU)
* Jun 25 - Asteroid 15000 CCD Closest Approach To Earth (1.556 AU)
* Jun 26 - Mercury Passes 1.4 Degrees from Saturn
* Jun 26 - Venus Passes 1.3 Degrees From Saturn
* Jun 26 - Comet Russell 3 Perihelion (2.602 AU)
* Jun 26 - Charles Messier's 275th Birthday (1730)
* Jun 27 - Mercury Passes 0.1 Degrees From Venus
* Jun 30 - Deep Impact, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #4 (TCM-4)
* Jun 30 - Asteroid 5738 Billpickering Closest Approach To Earth (2.883 AU)
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