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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 1,500 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 Vicky Barlow, John Stockton, Dieter Kaemmer, Walter Majerowicz,
Philippus Lansbergen


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SPACE CALENDAR
October 27, 2005
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* indicates changes from last month's calendar.

October 2005
* Oct 27 - Topsat/Tsinghua 2/SSETI-Express/Mozhayets 5/N-Cube 2/Sinah
1/Mesbah 1
Cosmos 3M Launch
Oct 27 - Comet C/2004 B1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.985
AU)
Oct 27 - Asteroid 890 Waltraut Occults HIP 18528 (7.8 Magnitude Star)
Oct 27 - Asteroid 67 Asia Closest Approach To Earth (1.362 AU)
Oct 28 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Oct 28 - Comet P/2005 K3 (McNaught) Closest Approach To Earth (0.905
AU)
Oct 28 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Closest Approach To Earth
(4.790 AU)
Oct 28 - Asteroid 124 Alkeste Occults HIP 17058 (6.2 Magnitude Star)
Oct 29 - Mars Closest Approach To Earth (0.46 AU)
Oct 29 - Venus Occults PPM 266916 (8.6 Magnitude Star)
* Oct 29 - Asteroid 265 Anna Occults HIP 117194 (7.8 Magnitude Star)
Oct 30 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Back 1 Hour (Europe, North
America)
* Oct 30 - Asteroid 2005 UR Near-Earth Flyby (0.041 AU)
Oct 30 - Asteroid 3252 Johnny Closest Approach To Earth (1.663 AU)
Oct 30 - Asteroid 4255 Spacewatch Closest Approach To Earth (3.422
AU)
Oct 31 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #41 (OTM-41)

November 2005
Nov ?? - Hayabusa (MUSES-C), Asteroid 25143 Itokawa Sample Collection
* Nov ?? - Venus Express Soyuz FG-Fregat Launch
* Nov ?? - GOES-N Delta 4M Launch
Nov ?? - MTSAT-2 H-2A Launch (Japan)
Nov ?? - NROL-21 Delta 2 Launch
Nov ?? - C/NOFS Pegasus XL Launch
Nov ?? - Inmarsat 4 F-2 Zenit 3SL Launch
* Nov ?? - Beidou 2A CZ-3A Launch
* Nov ?? - NROL-22 Delta 4 Medium Launch
* Nov ?? - Egyptsat 1/Saudisat 3/Saudicomsat 3-7/AKS 1 & 2/N-Cube 1
Dnepr 1 Launch
Nov ?? - 5th Anniversary (2000), Discovery of the NWA 480 Meteorite
(Mars Meteorite)
* Nov 01 - Asteroid 1187 Afra Occults TYC 6854-02164-1 (7.8 Magnitude
Star)
* Nov 01 - Asteroid 3 Juno Occults TYC 0118-00063-1 (11.8 Magnitude
Star)
* Nov 01 - Asteroid 253 Mathilde Occults 2UCAC 25429493 (11.9 Magnitude
Star)
Nov 01 - Asteroid 9134 Encke Closest Approach To Earth (1.887 AU)
Nov 01 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Max Wolf's Discovery of Asteroid
578 Happelia
Nov 02 - Venus Occults PPM 267336 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
Nov 02 - Comet C/2005 P3 (SWAN) Closest Approach To Earth (1.166 AU)
Nov 02 - Comet P/2005 N2 (Hergenrother) Perihelion (1.426 AU)
* Nov 02 - COmet P/2005 S3 (Read) Closest Approach To Earth (1.889 AU)
* Nov 02 - Asteroid 1755 Lorbach Occults HIP 92370 (7.6 Magnitude Star)
Nov 02 - Asteroid 1999 VF22 Near-Earth Flyby (0.073 AU)
Nov 02 - Harlow Shapley's 120th Birthday (1885)
Nov 03 - Taurids Meteor Shower Peak
Nov 03 - Mercury At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (23 Degrees)
Nov 03 - Venus At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (47 Degrees)
* Nov 03 - Comet P/2005 T5 (Broughton) Perihelion (3.247 AU)
Nov 03 - Asteroid 2000 UK11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.033 AU)
Nov 03 - 100th Anniversary (1905), August Kopff's Discovery of
Asteroid 579 Sidonia
Nov 04 - Asteroid 19 Fortuna At Opposition (8.9 Magnitude)
Nov 04 - Asteroid 2005 RA3 Near-Earth Flyby (0.094 AU)
Nov 04 - Asteroid 11911 Angel Closest Approach To Earth (1.840 AU)
Nov 05 - Asteroid 3 Juno Occults TYC 0114-01163-1 (11.7 Magnitude
Star)
Nov 05 - Asteroid 327 Columbia Closest Approach To Earth (1.820 AU)
Nov 06 - Venus Occults PPM 267818 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 06 - Asteroid 5254 Ulysses Occults HIP 83196 (5.7 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 06 - Asteroid 933 Susi Occults HIP 111651 (7.5 Magnitude Star)
Nov 06 - Asteroid 1862 Apollo Near-Earth Flyby (0.075 AU)
Nov 06 - Asteroid 1221 Amor Closest Approach To Earth (1.649 AU)
* Nov 07 - Cloudsat/Calipso Delta 2 Launch
Nov 07 - Mars At Opposition
* Nov 07 - Asteroid 4767 Uedaseiji Occults HIP 114273 (5.4 Magnitude
Star)
* Nov 07 - Asteroid 16773 (1996 VO1) Occults HIP 48895 (6.5 Magnitude
Star)
Nov 07 - Asteroid 951 Gaspra Closest Approach To Earth (0.863 AU)
Nov 07 - Asteroid 55 Pandora Closest Approach To Earth (1.425 AU)
Nov 07 - Asteroid 9951 Tyrannosaurus Closest Approach To Earth (1.586
AU)
Nov 08 - Asteroid 2005 JE46 Near-Earth Flyby (0.036 AU)
Nov 08 - Asteroid 9250 Chamberlin Closest Approach To Earth (2.786
AU)
Nov 08 - 45th Anniversary (1960), Little Joe 5 Launch
* Nov 09 - Spaceway 2/Telcom 2 Ariane 5ECA Launch
* Nov 09 - Asteroid 556 Phyllis Occults TYC 0259-00995-1 (7.3 Magnitude
Star)
* Nov 09 - Asteroid 3052 Herzen Occults HIP 14586 (6.2 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 10 - Asteroid 682 Hagar Occults HIP 14915 (5.6 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 10 - Asteroid 18081 (2000 GB126) Occults HIP 25290 (6.3 Magnitude
Star)
Nov 10 - Asteroid 3355 Onizuka Closest Approach To Earth (1.078 AU)
Nov 10 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Luna 17 Launch (USSR Moon Rover)
* Nov 11 - Asteroid 591 Irmgard Occults HIP 16724 (7.6 Magnitude Star)
Nov 11 - Asteroid 32096 Puckett Closest Approach To Earth (1.575 AU)
Nov 11 - Asteroid 1677 Tycho Brahe Closest Approach To Earth (1.701
AU)
Nov 11 - Vesto Slipher's 130th Birthday (1875)
* Nov 12 - Asteroid 158 Koronis Occults HIP 111113 (7.4 Magnitude Star)
Nov 12 - Asteroid 16761 Hertz Closest Approach To Earth (1.359 AU)
Nov 12 - 25th Anniversary (1980), Voyager 1, Saturn Flyby
Nov 13 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #42 (OTM-42)
* Nov 13 - Asteroid 2035 Stearns Occults HIP 52638 (5.4 Magnitude Star)
Nov 13 - Asteroid 3753 Cruithne Closest Approach To Earth (0.362 AU)
Nov 13 - Kuiper Belt Object 90377 Sedna Closest Approach To Earth
(87.971 AU)
Nov 14 - Venus Occults PPM 268705 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Nov 14 - Comet Tempel 2 Closest Approach To Earth (1.873 AU)
* Nov 14 - Asteroid 7245 (1991 RN10) Occults HIP 10155 (5.7 Magnitude
Star)
Nov 14 - Asteroid 2004 RE84 Near-Ceres Flyby (0.045 AU)
Nov 14 - Asteroid 3350 Scobee Closest Approach To Earth (1.276 AU)
Nov 15 - Comet C/2004 L2 (LINEAR) Perihelion (3.780 AU)
Nov 15 - Asteroid 4370 Dickens Closest Approach To Earth (0.875 AU)
Nov 16 - Stardust, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #17 (TCM-17)
* Nov 16 - Comet P/2005 SD (LINEAR) Perihelion (1.575 AU)
* Nov 16 - Asteroid 838 Seraphina Occults HIP 9449 (7.2 Magnitude Star)
Nov 16 - Asteroid 9885 Linux Closest Approach To Earth (1.246 AU)
Nov 16 - Asteroid 9965 GNU Closest Approach To Earth (1.876 AU)
Nov 17 - Leonids Meteor Shower Peak
* Nov 20 - Compass 2 Shtil-N Launch
* Nov 20 - Asteorid 1552 Bessel Occults HIP 56779 (5.2 Magnitude Star)
Nov 20 - Asteroid 9941 Iguanodon Closest Approach To Earth (1.183 AU)
Nov 20 - 1st 'Mars' Anniversary, Mars Rover Spirit, Mars Landing
Nov 21 - Comet C/2005 K1 (Skiff) Perihelion (3.693 AU)
* Nov 21 - Asteroid 48254 (2001 UE83) Occults HIP 60697 (4.9 Magnitude
Star)
Nov 21 - Asteroid 17058 Rocknroll Closest Approach To Earth (1.448
AU)
Nov 21 - Asteroid 9770 Discovery Closest Approach To Earth (1.565 AU)
* Nov 22 - Asteroid 3751 Kiang Occults HIP 96536 (5.5 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 22 - Asteroid 11825 (1982 UW1) Occults HIP 18658 (6.4 Magnitude
Star)
Nov 22 - Asteroid 3169 Ostro Closest Approach To Earth (0.965 AU)
Nov 23 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #43 (OTM-43)
Nov 23 - Comet P/1999 DN3 (Korlevic-Juric) Closest Aproach To Earth
(3.677 AU)
* Nov 23 - Comet C/2005 Q1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (5.854
AU)
* Nov 23 - Asteroid 1490 Limpopo Occults HIP 113977 (7.9 Magnitude
Star)
Nov 23 - Asteroid 2001 FO127 Near-Venus Flyby (0.022 AU)
Nov 26 - Cassini, Rhea Flyby
Nov 26 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Asterix 1 Launch (France's 1st
Satellite Launch)
Nov 27 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #44 (OTM-44)
Nov 28 - Asteroid 64070 NEAT Closest Approach To Earth (1.045 AU)
Nov 28 - Kuiper Belt Object 19521 Chaos Closest Approach To Earth
(40.981 AU)
Nov 28 - Nathaniel Bliss' 305th Birthday (1700)
Nov 29 - 5th Anniversary (2000), Discovery of Y000593 Meteorite (Mars
Meteorite)
Nov 30 - Asteroid 719 Albert Closest Approach To Earth (1.606 AU)

December 2005
* Dec ?? - Hayabusa (MUSES-C), Asteroid 25143 Itokawa Departure
Dec ?? - Suitsat Deployment from International Space Station
Dec ?? - JAE-Sat Dnepr 1 Launch
* Feb ?? - Cosmos-Parus Cosmos 3M Launch
Dec ?? - TWINS-A Pegasus XL Launch
Dec ?? - GeneSat 1 Dnepr 1 Launch
* Dec ?? - Resurs-DK1 N1 Soyuz U Launch
* Dec ?? - Cosmos-Meridian N1 Soyuz 2-1a Launch
* Dec ?? - Falconsat 2/Celestis 5 Falcon 1 Launch
Dec ?? - 5th Anniversary (2000), Discovery of NWA 817 Meteorite (Mars
Meteorite)
* Dec 01 - DMSP-17 Delta 4 Launch
* Dec 01 - AMC-23 Proton M-Briz M Launch
Dec 01 - Asteroid 7000 Curie Closest Approach To Earth (1.146 AU)
Dec 01 - 45th Anniversary (1960), Sputnik 6 Launch (Carried Two Dogs:
Pchelka & Mushka)
* Dec 02 - Comet C/2005 R4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (4.253
AU)
Dec 02 - Asteroid 405 Thia Occults FK6 2597 (5.5 Magnitude Star)
Dec 02 - Asteroid 3808 Tempel Closest Approach To Earth (1.333 AU)
Dec 02 - Asteroid 5451 Plato Closest Approach To Earth (1.898 AU)
Dec 02 - 10th Anniversary (1995), SOHO Launch
Dec 03 - Asteroid 9949 Brontosaurus Closest Approach To Earth (1.471
AU)
Dec 03 - 5th Anniversary (2000), Discovery of Y000749 Meteorite (Mars
Meteorite)
Dec 04 - Asteroid 1225 Ariane Closest Approach To Earth (1.123 AU)
Dec 04 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Gemini 7 Launch (Frank Borman & Jim
Lovell)
* Dec 05 - Baumanets 1/AIMaSat 1/Unisat 4/Cubesats/Can X-2/Saudisat 4
Dnepr 1 Launch
Dec 05 - Venus Occults PPM 270334 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
Dec 06 - TacSat 1/Celestis 6 Falcon 1 Launch
Dec 06 - Asteroid 1994 XL1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.042 AU)
Dec 07 - Asteroid 3356 Resnik Closest Approach To Earth (1.453 AU)
Dec 07 - Asteroid 1991 Darwin Closest Approach To Earth (1.484 AU)
Dec 07 - 10th Anniversary (1995), Galileo, Jupiter Orbit Insertion
Dec 07 - Gerard Kuiper's 100th Birthday (1905)
Dec 08 - Venus Occults PPM 270472 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
Dec 08 - Asteroid 16 Psyche At Opposition (9.4 Magnitude)
Dec 08 - Asteroid 2062 Aten Closest Approach To Earth (1.646 AU)
Dec 08 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Galileo, 1st Earth Flyby
Dec 08 - 160th Anniversary (1845), Karl Hencke's Discovery of
Asteroid 5 Astraea
Dec 09 - Venus Occults PPM 270545 (9.7 Magnitude Star)
Dec 09 - Asteroid 11 Parthenope At Opposition (9.8 Magnitude)
Dec 09 - Asteroid 2004 HR56 Near-Earth Flyby (0.065 AU)
Dec 09 - Asteroid 7392 Kowalski Closest Approach To Earth (1.903 AU)
Dec 10 - Comet C/2005 N3 (Larson) Perihelion (2.197 AU)
Dec 10 - Asteroid 7610 Sudbury Closest Approach To Earth (1.861 AU)
Dec 10 - 55th Anniversary (1950), St. Louis Meteorite Fall (Hit Car)
Dec 11 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #45 (OTM-45)
Dec 11 - Asteroid 3 Juno At Opposition (7.6 Magnitude)
Dec 11 - Asteroid 3656 Hemingway Closest Approach To Earth (1.527 AU)
Dec 11 - 1st 'Mars' Anniversary, Mars Rover Opportunity, Mars Landing
Dec 12 - Moon Occults Mars
Dec 12 - Mercury At Its Greatest Western Elongation (21 Degrees)
Dec 12 - Comet P/2005 L1 (McNaught) Perihelion (3.143 AU)
Dec 12 - Asteroid 9937 Triceratops Closest Approach To Earth (1.127
AU)
Dec 12 - Asteroid 5553 Chodas Closest Approach To Earth (1.646 AU)
Dec 13 - MESSENGER, Deep Space Maneuver #1 (DSM-1)
Dec 13 - Geminids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec 13 - Asteroid 10221 Kubrick Closest Approach To Earth (1.392 AU)
* Dec 15 - Gonets D1/M1/M2 Cosmos 3M Launch
Dec 15 - Venus Occults PPM 270750 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
Dec 15 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Venera 7, Venus Landing (USSR)
Dec 15 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Gemini 6 Launch (Walter Schirra &
Thomas Stafford)
Dec 16 - Stardust, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #17B (TCM-17B)
* Dec 16 - Asteroid 2002 HW Near-Earth Flyby (0.092 AU)
Dec 16 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Pioneer 6 Launch (Sun Orbiter)
Dec 17 - Asteroid 2000 WO107 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.016 AU)
Dec 17 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Max Wolf's Discovery of Asteroid
580 Selene
Dec 18 - Venus Occults PPM 270831 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Dec 18 - Asteroid 4141 Alanhale Closest Approach To Earth (1.864 AU)
Dec 19 - Comet Helin-Roman-Alu 1 Perihelion (3.037 AU)
Dec 19 - Asteroid 88292 Bora-Bora Closest Approach To Earth (1.495
AU)
Dec 19 - 45th Anniversary (1960), Mercury 1 Launch (Unmanned)
* Dec 20 - Insat 4-A/MSG-2 Ariane 5GS Launch
Dec 20 - Asteroid 5471 Tunguska Closest Approach To Earth (2.225 AU)
Dec 21 - Winter Solstice, 18:35 UT
Dec 21 - Progress M-55 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station
20P)
Dec 21 - Asteroid 60 Echo At Opposition (9.9 Magnitude)
Dec 22 - Ursids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec 22 - Asteroid 2003 YT70 Near-Earth Flyby (0.061 AU)
Dec 22 - Asteroid 9880 Stegosaurus Closest Approach To Earth (1.063
AU)
Dec 23 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #46 (OTM-46)
* Dec 23 - Comet P/2005 Q4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.107
AU)
Dec 24 - Comet Tsuchinshan 2 Perihelion (1.766 AU)
Dec 24 - Asteroid 3693 Barringer Closest Approach To Earth (2.115 AU)
Dec 24 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Barwell Meteorite Fall (Hit Car,
Buildings)
Dec 24 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Joel Metcalf's Discovery of
Asteroid 581 Tauntonia
* Dec 25 - Cosmos-Glonass N87/M5/M6 Proton K-Briz M Launch
* Dec 25 - Arabsat 4-A Proton M Launch
Dec 25 - Comet Chernykh Perihelion (2.351 AU)
* Dec 26 - GSTB-V2A Soyuz U-Fregat Launch
Dec 26 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Dec 26 - Asteroid 7958 Leaky Closest Approach To Earth (1.068 AU)
Dec 26 - Asteroid 1000 Piazzia Closest Approach To Earth (2.947 AU)
* Dec 27 - Kompsat 2 Rokot KM Launch
Dec 27 - Asteroid 2004 YG1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.065 AU)
Dec 27 - Asteroid 3905 Doppler Closest Approach To Earth (0.995 AU)
Dec 27 - Asteroid 2224 Tucson Closest Approach To Earth (2.021 AU)
Dec 28 - Asteroid 9769 Nautilus Closest Approach To Earth (1.200 AU)
Dec 28 - 5th Anniversary (2000), Galileo, Ganymede 29 Flyby
* Dec 29 - KazSat 1 Soyuz FG-Fregat Launch
Dec 29 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #47 (OTM-47)
Dec 29 - Asteroid 1578 Kirkwood Closest Approach To Earth (2.053 AU)
Dec 30 - Asteroid 456 Abnoba Occults HIP 41043 (7.9 Magnitude Star)
Dec 30 - Asteroid 2002 UK11 Near-Venus Flyby (0.024 AU)
Dec 30 - 5th Anniversary (2000), Cassini, Jupiter Flyby
Dec 30 - 20th Anniversary (1985), Stephen Synnott's Discovery of
Uranus Moon Puck
Dec 31 - Asteroid 3767 DiMaggio Closest Approach To Earth (1.665 AU)
Dec 31 - Asteroid 1997 YM9 Near-Earth Flyby (0.058 AU)
Dec 31 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Johann Palisa's Discovery of
Asteroid 583 Klotilde

January 2006
Jan ?? - Star One C-1 Ariane 5 Launch
Jan ?? - Eros B-1 Start-1 Launch
Jan ?? - Cubesats/Yamsat Strela Launch
Jan ?? - Hai Yang 1B (No. 2) CZ-2C Launch (China)
Jan ?? - Hotbird 7A Ariane 5 Launch
Jan ?? - PS-2 KT-1 Launch (China)
Jan ?? - Spainsat Ariane 5 Launch
Jan ?? - Satmex-6 Ariane 5G+ Launch
Jan ?? - Cartosat 2/SRE-1/Anusat PSLV Launch
Jan ?? - JC-Sat 9 Ariane 5 Launch
Jan ?? - ALOS 1 H-2A Launch (Japan)
Jan ?? - Echostar 10 Zenit 3SL Launch
Jan ?? - TechSAR Shavit Launch (Israel)
* Jan ?? - Measat 3 Proton M-Briz M Launch
* Jan ?? - Astra 1-KR Proton M-Briz M Launch
Jan ?? - 5th Anniversary (2001), Discovery of NWA 1669 Meteorite
(Mars Meteorite)
Jan ?? - 5th Anniversary (2001), Discovery of NWA 1950 Meteorite
(Mars Meteorite)
Jan 01 - Asteroid 8120 Kobe Closest Approach To Earth (1.584 AU)
Jan 01 - Asteroid 7536 Fahrenheit Closest Approach To Earth (2.285
AU)
Jan 01 - 205th Anniversary (1801), Guiseppe Piazzi's Discovery of the
First Asteroid (Ceres)
Jan 02 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #48 (OTM-48)
Jan 02 - Asteroid 17023 Abbott Closest Approach To Earth (1.144 AU)
Jan 02 - Asteroid 30785 Greeley Closest Approach To Earth (1.740 AU)
Jan 03 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peak
Jan 03 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Stephen Synnott's Discovery of
Uranus Moons Juliet & Portia
Jan 03 - Grigori Neujmin's 120th Birthday (1886)
Jan 04 - Earth At Perihelion (0.983 AU From Sun)
* Jan 05 - Stardust, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #18 (TCM-18)
Jan 05 - Asteroid 1998 MZ Near-Venus Flyby (0.026 AU)
Jan 06 - Comet Shoemaker-Levy 7 Closest Approach To Earth (1.370 AU)
Jan 06 - Comet Parker-Hartley Closest Approach To Earth (2.291 AU)
Jan 07 - Asteroid 4 Vesta Closest Approach To Earth (1.552 AU)
Jan 09 - Asteroid 2991 Bilbo Closest Approach To Earth (1.865 AU)
Jan 09 - Asteroid 3581 Alvarez Closest Approach To Earth (2.799 AU)
Jan 09 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Stephen Synnott's Discovery of
Uranus Moon Cressida
* Jan 10 - Comet P/2005 S3 (Read) Perihelion (2.842 AU)
Jan 10 - Robert Wilson's 70th Birthday (1936)
Jan 11 - New Horizons Atlas V Launch (Pluto Mission)
Jan 11 - Comet C/2005 B1 (Christensen) Closest Approach To Earth
(3.340 AU)
Jan 11 - Asteroid 7495 Feynman Closest Approach To Earth (1.418 AU)
Jan 12 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #49 (OTM-49)
* Jan 13 - Stardust, Trajectory Correction Maneuvers #19 (TCM-19)
Jan 13 - Asteroid 2000 WK10 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.026 AU)
Jan 13 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Stephen Synnott's Discovery of
Uranus Moons
Desdemona, Rosalind & Belinda
Jan 14 - Asteroid 2003 YN107 Near-Earth Flyby (0.069 AU)
Jan 15 - Stardust, Capsule Return To Earth
Jan 15 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Jan 15 - 5th Annniversary (2001), Stardust, Earth Flyby
Jan 15 - 30th Anniversary (1976), Helios 2 Launch (Solar Orbiter)
Jan 15 - 100th Anniversary (1906), August Kopff's Discovery of
Asteroid 584 Semiramis
Jan 16 - Asteroid 1776 Kuiper Closest Approach To Earth (2.093 AU)
Jan 18 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #50 (OTM-50)
Jan 20 - Comet Mueller 2 Closest Approach To Earth (2.390 AU)
Jan 20 - Asteroid 9252 Goddard Closest Approach To Earth (2.414 AU)
Jan 20 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Rich Terrile's Discovery of Uranus
Moons Cordelia & Ophelia
Jan 21 - Asteroid 1998 QP Near-Earth Flyby (0.100 AU)
Jan 23 - Asteroid 3267 Glo Closest Approach To Earth (1.066 AU)
Jan 23 - Asteroid 5203 Pavarotti Closest Approach To Earth (1.662 AU)
Jan 23 - Asteroid 5281 Lindstrom Closest Approach To Earth (2.080 AU)
Jan 23 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Brad Smith's Discovery of Uranus
Moon Bianca
Jan 23 - Glenn Research Center's 65th Birthday (1941)
Jan 23 - 100th Anniversary (1906), August Kopff's Discovery of
Asteroid 582 Olympia
Jan 24 - Asteroid 18725 Atacama Closest Approach To Earth (1.511 AU)
Jan 24 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Voyager 2, Uranus Flyby
Jan 25 - Saturn Occults PPM 125631 (8.0 Magnitude Star)
Jan 25 - Asteroid 4150 Starr Closest Approach To Earth (1.604 AU)
Jan 25 - Joseph Lagrange's 270th Birthday (1736)
Jan 26 - Comet P/2005 M1 (Christensen) Perihelion (2.930 AU)
Jan 27 - Saturn at Opposition
Jan 27 - Asteroid 17024 Costello Closest Approach To Earth (1.594 AU)
Jan 28 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
Jan 28 - Johannes Hevelius' 395th Birthday (1611)
Jan 29 - Chinese New Year
* Jan 30 - GPS 2RM F-2 Delta 2 Launch
Jan 31 - DSP-23 Delta 4 Heavy Launch
Jan 31 - Asteroid 9969 Braille Closest Approach To Earth (1.547 AU)
Jan 31 - 35th Anniversary (1971), Apollo 14 Launch (3rd Manned Moon
Landing)
Jan 31 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Luna 9 Launch (USSR Moon Lander)
Jan 31 - 45th Anniversary (1961), Mercury-Redstone 2 Launch With Ham
The Chimpanzee

February 2006
Feb ?? - Optus D-1 Ariane 5 Launch
Feb ?? - Direct-TV 9S Ariane 5 Launch
Feb ?? - Astro F/Cute 1.7 M-V Launch (Japan)
Feb ?? - RazakSAT Falcon Launch
Feb ?? - Yamal 203/204 Proton K Launch
Feb ?? - Molniya 1T N94 Molniya M Launch
* Feb ?? - Cosmos-Parus Cosmos 3M Launch
* Feb 01 - Mitex Delta 2 Launch
Feb 01 - Asteroid 12760 Maxwell Closest Approach To Earth (2.349 AU)
Feb 02 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #51 (OTM-51)
Feb 03 - Asteroid 3728 IRAS Closest Approach To Earth (1.264 AU)
Feb 03 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Luna 9 Landing on the Moon (1st
Moon Landing)
Feb 04 - Comet C/2003 WT42 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (4.403
AU)
Feb 04 - Clyde Tombaugh's 100th Birthday (1906)
Feb 05 - Asteroid 3061 Cook Closest Approach To Earth (2.627 AU)
Feb 06 - Comet C/2002 VQ94 (LINEAR) Perihelion (6.797 AU)
Feb 06 - 15th Anniversary (1991), Salyut-7 Burnup In Earth's
Atmosphere
(Soviet Union Space Station)
Feb 07 - Comet C/2004 B1 (LINEAR) Perihelion (1.602 AU)
Feb 07 - Asteroid 6735 Madhatter Closest Approach To Earth (1.099 AU)
Feb 07 - Asteroid 1134 Kepler Closest Approach To Earth (2.820 AU)
Feb 08 - Jupiter Occults PPM 229681 (9.7 Magnitude Star)
Feb 08 - Comet P/2005 R3 (Spahr) Closest Approach To Earth (1.400 AU)
Feb 08 - Comet Kowal-LINEAR Closest Approach To Earth (3.818 AU)
Feb 08 - 5th Anniversary (2001), Discovery of the SAU 094 Meteorite
(Mars Meteorite)
Feb 10 - Comet P/2005 R2 (Van Ness) Perihelion (2.128 AU)
Feb 10 - Comet C/2005 J2 (Catalina) Closest Approach To Earth (4.163
AU)
Feb 10 - Comet C/2004 D1 (NEAT) Perihelion (4.975 AU)
Feb 11 - Comet P/2002 EX12 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (1.315
AU)
Feb 11 - 10th Anniversary (1996), Saturn Ring Plane Crossing (3 of 3)
Feb 12 - Asteroid 16857 Goodall Closest Approach To Earth (1.163 AU)
Feb 12 - 5th Anniversary (2001), NEAR, Asteroid Eros Landing
Feb 13 - Asteroid 1941 Wild Closest Approach To Earth (3.748 AU)
Feb 14 - Comet Helin-Roman-Alu 2 Perihelion (1.924 AU)
Feb 15 - Asteroid 5020 Asimov Closest Approach To Earth (1.624 AU)
Feb 16 - Asteroid 2198 Cephelcha Closest Approach To Earth (1.671 AU)
Feb 16 - 100th Anniversary (1906), August Kopff's Discovery of
Asteroid 585 Bilkis
Feb 16 - 100th Anniversary (1906), Joel Metcalf's Discovery of
Asteroids 602 Marianna,
603 Timandra and 604 Tekmessa
Feb 17 - Comet P/1998 X1 (ODAS) Closest Approach To Earth (1.963 AU)
Feb 17 - Asteroid 2161 Grissom Closest Approach To Earth (2.044 AU)
Feb 17 - 10th Anniversary (1996), NEAR Launch (Asteroid
Orbiter/Lander)
Feb 18 - Radarsat 2 Delta 2 Launch
Feb 18 - Asteroid 4969 Lawrence Closest Approach To Earth (1.358 AU)
Feb 18 - Asteroid 3000 Leonardo Closest Approach To Earth (1.641 AU)
Feb 19 - Asteroid 12002 Sues Closest Approach To Earth (2.375 AU)
Feb 20 - Asteroid 2906 Caltech Closest Approach To Earth (2.591 AU)
Feb 20 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Mir Space Station Launch
Feb 21 - Comet P/2005 JY126 (Catalina) Perihelion (2.126 AU)
Feb 21 - Asteroid 69230 Hermes Closest Approach To Earth (0.351 AU)
Feb 21 - Asteroid 18932 Robinhood Closest Approach To Earth (1.882
AU)
Feb 21 - Asteroid 18106 Blume Closest Approach To Earth (2.657 AU)
Feb 21 - 100th Anniversary (1906), Max Wolf's Discovery of Asteroid
586 Thekla
Feb 21 - 100th Anniversary (1906), August Kopff's Discovery of
Asteroid 596 Scheila
Feb 22 - Asteroid 3130 Hillary Closest Approach To Earth (1.931 AU)
Feb 22 - 45th Anniversary (1966), Kosmos 110 Launch (Carried Two
Dogs: Veterok & Ugolyok)
Feb 22 - 100th Anniversary (1906), Max Wolf's Discovery of Asteroids
587 Hypsipyle &
588 Achilles
Feb 23 - Comet Tsuchinshan 2 Closest Approach To Earth (0.890 AU)
Feb 23 - Comet C/2005 E2 (McNaught) Perihelion (1.520 AU)
Feb 23 - Comet C/2005 B1 (Christensen) Perihelion (3.205 AU)
Feb 24 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #52 (OTM-52)
Feb 26 - Asteroid 4433 Goldstone Closest Approach To Earth (1.791 AU)
Feb 26 - Asteroid 5682 Beresford Closest Approach To Earth (1.969 AU)
Feb 27 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Feb 27 - Comet C/2005 G1 (LINEAR) Perihelion (4.961 AU)
Feb 28 - Space Technology 5 Pegasus XL Launch
Feb 28 - Asteroid 7818 Muirhead Closest Approach To Earth (1.432 AU)
Feb 28 - Asteroid 4305 Clapton Closest Approach To Earth (1.734 AU)

March 2006
Mar ?? - Insat 4-B Ariane 5 Launch
Mar ?? - Healthsat/Tauvex GSLV Launch
Mar ?? - Galaxy 16 Zenit 3SL Launch
Mar ?? - NROL-25 Delta 4M Launch
Mar ?? - AMC-14 Proton M-Briz M Launch
Mar ?? - Cbers 2B CZ-4B Launch
Mar ?? - Vulcan/Compass 2N Shtil-1N Launch
Mar ?? - Amsat Phase 3E Express Ariane 5 Launch
Mar ?? - Dialog 1 Rokot-Briz Launch
* Mar ?? - GPS 2RM F-3 Delta 2 Launch
* Mar ?? - Rascom QAF-1 CZ-3B Launch
* Mar ?? - Resurs O1-05 Zenit 2 Launch
* Mar ?? - ROC-Sat 3A-F Minotaur 1 Launch
* Mar ?? - Belka-1 Dnepr 1 Launch
Mar ?? - 5th Anniversary (2001), Discovery of NWA 1950 Meteorite
(Mars Meteorite)
Mar ?? - 5th Anniversary (2001), Discovery of NWA 856 Meteorite (Mars
Meteorite)
* Mar 01 - Wideband Gapfiller Satellte (WGS) F-1 Atlas 5 Launch
Mar ?? - Galaxy 16 Zenit 3SL Launch
Mar 01 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #53 (OTM-53)
Mar 01 - Comet C/2005 L2 (McNaught) Closest Approach To Earth (2.905
AU)
Mar 01 - Asteroid 3420 Standish Closest Approach To Earth (1.894 AU)
Mar 01 - Asteroid 6775 Giorgini Closest Approach To Earth (1.913 AU)
Mar 01 - Asteroid 2829 Bobhope Closest Approach To Earth (2.554 AU)
Mar 01 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Venera 3, Venus Impact (USSR)
Mar 02 - Asteroid 10051 Albee Closest Approach To Earth (1.597 AU)
Mar 02 - Asteroid 19367 Pink Floyd Closest Approach To Earth (1.660
AU)
Mar 03 - Comet C/2002 VQ94 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (6.482
AU)
Mar 03 - Asteroid 8952 ODAS Closest Approach To Earth (1.599 AU)
Mar 03 - Asteroid 17059 Elvis Closest Approach To Earth (1.581 AU)
Mar 03 - Asteroid 12398 Peterbrown Closest Approach To Earth (1.871
AU)
Mar 04 - Comet C/2005 G1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (4.550
AU)
Mar 04 - Asteroid 10799 Yucatan Closest Approach To Earth (1.919 AU)
Mar 05 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #54 (OTM-54)
Mar 06 - Comet Takamizawa Perihelion (1.663 AU)
Mar 06 - Comet C/2003 A2 (Gleason) Closest Approach To Earth (11.223
AU)
Mar 06 - Asteroid 23187 (2000 PN9) Near-Earth Flyby (0.021 AU)
Mar 06 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Vega 1, Comet Halley Flyby
Mar 07 - Asteroid 9860 Archaeopteryx Closest Approach To Earth (2.368
AU)
Mar 08 - Comet Helin-Roman-Crockett Closest Approach To Earth (2.767
AU)
Mar 08 - Comet C/2004 K1 (Catalina) Closest Approach To Earth (3.150
AU)
Mar 08 - Asteroid 12382 Niagra Falls Closest Approach To Earth (1.866
AU)
Mar 08 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Susei, Comet Halley Flyby
* Mar 09 - Comet C/2005 R4 (LINEAR) Perihelion (5.186 AU)
Mar 09 - Asteroid 6000 United Nations Closest Approach To Earth
(2.092 AU)
Mar 09 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Vega 2, Comet Halley Flyby
Mar 09 - 45th Anniversary (1961), Sputnik 9 Launch (Carried Dog Named
Chernushka)
Mar 10 - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Orbit Insertion
Mar 10 - Asteroid 12574 LONEOS Closest Approach To Earth (1.651 AU)
Mar 10 - Asteroid 11246 Orvillewright Closest Approach To Earth
(1.872 AU)
Mar 10 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Sakigake, Comet Halley Flyby
Mar 11 - Kuiper Belt Object 2005 FY9 Closest Approach To Earth
(50.998 AU)
Mar 11 - Urbain Leverrier's 195th Birthday (1811)
Mar 13 - Mars Occults PPM 93704 (7.4 Magnitude Star)
Mar 13 - Comet Kowal 1 Closest Approach To Earth (3.866 AU)
Mar 13 - Asteroid 2000 Herschel Closest Approach To Earth (1.697 AU)
Mar 13 - 20th Anniversary (1986), Giotto, Comet Halley Flyby
Mar 13 - 225th Anniversary (1781), William Herschel's Discovery of
Uranus
Mar 14 - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14 - Asteroid 7032 Hitchcock Closest Approach To Earth (1.254 AU)
Mar 15 - Radio-Astron Zenit 2-Fregat-SB Launch
Mar 15 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #55 (OTM-55)
Mar 16 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Gemini 8 Launch (Neil Armstrong &
David Scott)
Mar 16 - 80th Anniversary (1926), 1st Liquid Fuel Rocket Launch By
Robert Goddard
Mar 18 - Comet P/2004 V5-A (LINEAR-Hill) Closest Approach To Earth
(3.910 AU)
Mar 18 - Comet P/2004 V5-B (LINEAR-Hill) Closest Approach To Earth
(3.912 AU)
Mar 18 - Asteroid 1999 AO10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.093 AU)
Mar 18 - Asteroid 1224 Fantasia Closest Approach To Earth (1.704 AU)
Mar 19 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Mar 19 - Comet C/2005 Q1 (LINEAR) Perihelion (6.184 AU)
Mar 19 - Asteroid 10389 Robmanning Closest Approach To Earth (1.726
AU)
Mar 19 - Asteroid 4446 Carolyn Closest Approach To Earth (3.586 AU)
Mar 20 - Vernal Equinox, 18:26 UT
Mar 20 - Earth Day
Mar 21 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #56 (OTM-56)
Mar 21 - Asteroid 4701 Milani Closest Approach To Earth (2.021 AU)
Mar 22 - Soyuz TMA-8 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station
12S)
Mar 22 - Asteroid 2001 FO127 Near-Earth Flyby (0.028 AU)
Mar 23 - Asteroid 8088 Australia Closest Approach To Earth (1.623 AU)
Mar 23 - Asteroid 3568 ASCII Closest Approach To Earth (2.905 AU)
Mar 24 - Comet Shoemaker-Levy 3 Closest Approach To Earth (2.165 AU)
Mar 25 - 10th Anniversary (1996), Comet Hyakutake Near-Earth Flyby
(0.10 AU)
Mar 25 - 45th Anniversary (1961), Sputnik 10 Launch (Carried Dog
Named Zvezdochka)
Mar 26 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour (Europe)
Mar 26 - Comet P/2004 VR8 (LONEOS) Closest Approach To Earth (1.940
AU)
Mar 26 - Asteroid 5661 Hildebrand Closest Approach To Earth (3.568
AU)
Mar 28 - 20th Anniversary (1986), ICE, Comet Halley Distant Flyby
Mar 29 - Solar Eclipse (Visible From North Africa & Central Asia)
Mar 29 - Asteroid 5891 Gehrig Closest Approach To Earth (1.663 AU)
Mar 29 - Asteroid 11881 Mirstation Closest Approach To Earth (2.042
AU)
Mar 31 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Mar 31 - Comet P/2004 A1 (LONEOS) Closest Approach To Earth (4.956
AU)
Mar 31 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Luna 10 Launch (USSR Moon Orbiter)

April 2006
Apr ?? - NROL-28 Atlas 5 Launch
Apr ?? - Syracuse 3B Ariane 5 Launch
Apr ?? - Metop-A Soyuz FG-Fregat Launch
Apr ?? - SAR-Lupe 1 Cosmos M Launch
Apr ?? - Orbcomm-CDS 3 Cosmos 3M Launch
Apr ?? - Vietnam DMC/Thai-Paht 2 Cosmos 3M Launch
Apr ?? - Bissat Cosmos 3M Launch
* Apr ?? - Hotbird 8 Proton M-Briz M Launch
Apr ?? - Cosmos-Liana Tsyklon 2K Launch
Apr ?? - Resurs F2 Soyuz U Launch
Apr ?? - Roadrunner (TacSat 2) Falcon 1 Launch
Apr 02 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour (North America)
Apr 02 - Asteroid 216 Kleopatra Closest Approach To Earth (2.422 AU)
Apr 03 - Kuiper Belt Object 2003 EL61 Closest Approach To Earth
(50.320 AU)
Apr 05 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #57 (OTM-57)
Apr 05 - Asteroid 1996 AJ1 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.041 AU)
Apr 05 - 15th Anniversary (1991), Compton Gamma Ray Observatory
Launch
* Apr 06 - Venus Express, Venus Orbit Insertion
Apr 06 - Asteroid 7086 Bopp Closest Approach To Earth (1.082 AU)
Apr 06 - Asteroid 5049 Sherlock Closest Approach To Earth (1.549 AU)
Apr 07 - Asteroid 1814 Bach Closest Approach To Earth (1.314 AU)
Apr 08 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation (28 Degrees)
Apr 09 - Asteroid 6336 Dodo Closest Approach To Earth (1.713 AU)
* Apr 10 - Progress M-56 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station
21P)
Apr 10 - Comet C/2003 WT42 (LINEAR) Perihelion (5.191 AU)
Apr 10 - Asteroid 2004 QD14 Near-Venus Flyby (0.045 AU)
Apr 10 - Asteroid 11055 Honduras Closest Approach To Earth (1.286 AU)
Apr 11 - STEREO Delta 2 Launch
Apr 11 - Asteroid 2004 FG11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.052 AU)
Apr 11 - Asteroid 99942 Aphophis Closest Approach To Earth (0.202 AU)
Apr 12 - Asteroid 6471 Collins Closest Approach To Earth (1.295 AU)
Apr 12 - Asteroid 99905 Jeffgrossman Closest Approach To Earth (2.680
AU)
Apr 12 - 25th Anniversary (1981), 1st Space Shuttle Launch (Robert
Crippen &
John Young)
Apr 12 - 45th Anniversary (1961), 1st Man in Space, Yuri Gagarin
Apr 12 - Edward Maunder's 155th Birthday (1851)
Apr 13 - Asteroid 4179 Toutatis Closest Approach To Earth (2.908 AU)
Apr 14 - Asteroid 8000 Isaac Newton Closest Approach To Earth (2.135
AU)
Apr 15 - Asteroid 2004 WG1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.085 AU)
Apr 16 - Easter Sunday
Apr 16 - Asteroid 2069 Hubble Closest Approach To Earth (2.110 AU)
Apr 17 - 30th Anniversary (1976), Closest Ever Flyby of the Sun by
Spacecraft (Helios 2)
Apr 18 - Jupiter Occults PPM 229483 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Apr 19 - 35th Anniversary (1971), Salyut 1 Launch (1st Space Station)
Apr 21 - Asteroid 18626 Michaelcarr Closest Approach To Earth (1.068
AU)
Apr 21 - Asteroid 3784 Chopin Closest Approach To Earth (2.012 AU)
Apr 21 - Asteroid 8721 AMOS Closest Approach To Earth (3.021 AU)
Apr 22 - Lyrids Meteor Shower Peak
Apr 22 - Saturn Occults PPM 125304 (11.0 Magnitude Star)
Apr 22 - Asteroid 4149 Harrison Closest Approach To Earth (1.366 AU)
Apr 24 - Asteroid 13681 Monty Python Closest Approach To Earth (1.870
AU)
Apr 25 - Asteroid 17196 Mastrodemos Closest Approach To Earth (1.549
AU)
Apr 26 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #58 (OTM-58)
Apr 26 - Asteroid 2001 SG276 Near-Earth Flyby (0.090 AU)
Apr 26 - Asteroid 14702 Benclark Closest Approach To Earth (1.963 AU)
Apr 27 - Comet P/2005 E1 (Tubbiolo) Closest Approach To Earth (3.893
AU)
Apr 28 - Asteroid 2002 GK1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.088 AU)
Apr 28 - Asteroid 6758 Jesseowens Closest Approach To Earth (1.298
AU)
Apr 29 - Asteroid 4957 Brucemurray Closest Approach To Earth (1.935
AU)
Apr 29 - Asteroid 12820 Robinwilliams Closest Approach To Earth
(2.044 AU)
Apr 29 - Asteroid 1815 Beethoven Closest Approach To Earth (2.299 AU)
Apr 30 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Apr 30 - Mars Occults PPM 96361 (10.4 Magnitude Star)

May 2006
May ?? - Sudansat 1 Dnepr 1 Launch
May ?? - NSS-8 Zenit 3SL Launch
May ?? - Wildblue 1 Ariane 5 Launch
May ?? - HK-Sat 2 CZ-3C Launch
May ?? - Anik F-3 Proton M Launch
May ?? - Koreasat 5 Zenit 3SL Launch
May ?? - Bluesat Dnepr 1 Launch
May ?? - Thaicom 5 Ariane 5 Launch
May ?? - Worldview 1 Delta 2 Launch
* May ?? - GPS 2RM F-4 Delta 2 Launch
* May 01 - NROL-26 Delta 4H Launch
May 02 - Asteroid 5000 IAU Closest Approach To Earth (2.171 AU)
* May 03 - STS-121 Launch, Space Shuttle Discovery, MEPSI 2A & 2B
(International Space Station ULF-1.1)
May 03 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #59 (OTM-59)
May 03 - Asteroid 6223 Dahl Closest Approach To Earth (2.004 AU)
May 04 - Jupiter at Opposition
May 05 - Astronomy Day
May 05 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
May 05 - Asteroid 2404 Antarctica Closest Approach To Earth (1.753
AU)
May 05 - 45th Anniversary (1961), Freedom 7 Launch (Alan Shepard, 1st
US Man in Space)
May 07 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #60 (OTM-60)
May 07 - Asteroid 5035 Swift Closest Approach To Earth (1.784 AU)
May 07 - Asteroid 4148 McCartney Closest Approach To Earth (1.087 AU)
May 09 - Asteroid 4169 Celcius Closest Approach To Earth (2.921 AU)
May 10 - Asteroid 7336 Saunders Closest Approach To Earth (1.781 AU)
May 11 - Asteroid 36800 Katarinawitt Closest Approach To Earth (1.261
AU)
May 11 - Theodore Von Karman's 125th Birthday (1881)
May 13 - Asteroid 2004 BF68 Near-Earth Flyby (0.099 AU)
May 14 - Griffith Observatory Reopens
May 15 - Asteroid 5649 Donnashirley Closest Approach To Earth (2.090
AU)
May 16 - Asteroid 5145 Pholus Closest Approach To Earth (19.472 AU)
May 17 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #61 (OTM-61)
May 17 - Comet C/2005 O1 (NEAT) Perihelion (3.591 AU)
May 17 - Asteroid 434 Hungaria Closest Approach To Earth (0.978 AU)
May 17 - Asteroid 7231 Porco Closest Approach To Earth (2.202 AU)
May 18 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Near-Earth Flyby (0.050 AU)
May 20 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
May 20 - Comet C/2004 B1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.345
AU)
May 22 - Asteroid 4769 Castalia Closest Approach To Earth (0.937 AU)
May 22 - Asteroid 2742 Gibson Closest Approach To Earth (2.077 AU)
May 22 - Asteroid 2421 Nininger Closest Approach To Earth (2.272 AU)
May 23 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #62 (OTM-62)
May 24 - Asteroid 2004 DR8 Near-Mars Flyby (0.035 AU)
May 24 - Asteroid 5066 Garradd Closest Approach To Earth (1.080 AU)
May 24 - Asteroid 8256 Shenzhou Closest Approach To Earth (1.732 AU)
May 25 - Asteroid 2003 PN5 Near-Mars Flyby (0.048 AU)
May 25 - Asteroid 24101 Cassini Closest Approach To Earth (2.476 AU)
May 25 - 5th Anniversary (2001), Galileo, Callisto 30 Flyby
May 25 - 45th Anniversary (1961), John F. Kennedy's Moon Goal Speech
May 26 - Asteroid 8084 Dallas Closest Approach To Earth (2.028 AU)
May 28 - 35th Anniversary (1971), Mars 3 Launch (USSR Mars Lander)
May 29 - Asteroid 38237 Roche Closest Approach To Earth (1.004 AU)
May 29 - Asteroid 48300 Kronk Closest Approach To Earth (1.899 AU)
May 30 - Asteroid 4628 Laplace Closest Approach To Earth (1.577 AU)
May 30 - 35th Anniversary (1971), Mariner 9 Launch (USA Mars Orbiter)
May 30 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Surveyor 1 Launch (USA Moon Lander)

June 2006
Jun ?? - Lunar TrailBlazer Dnepr 1 Launch (Commerical Moon Orbiter)
Jun ?? - Meteor 3M N2 Zenit 2 Launch
Jun ?? - Glonass-Uragan M7 PSLV Launch
Jun ?? - Sinosat 2 CZ-3B Launch
Jun ?? - Skynet 5A Ariane 5 Launch
Jun ?? - Winds H-2A Launch (Japan)
Jun ?? - Corot Soyuz 2-1b-Fregat Launch
Jun ?? - Inmarsat 4 F-3 Atlas 5 Launch
Jun ?? - Cosmos-Geizer N21 Proton K Launch
Jun ?? - Lutch 3 Proton K Launch
Jun 01 - GOES-O Delta 4 Launch
* Jun 01 - Asteroid 3783 Morris Closest Approach To Earth (1.101 AU)
Jun 02 - Asteroid 2004 VM24 Near-Earth Flyby (0.046 AU)
Jun 03 - Asteroid 2004 DC Near-Earth Flyby (0.026 AU)
Jun 03 - Asteroid 232 Russia Closest Approach To Earth (1.226 AU)
Jun 03 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Gemini 9 Launch (Thomas Stafford &
Eugene Cernan)
Jun 06 - Asteroid 2003 OS13 Near-Earth Flyby (0.089 AU)
Jun 06 - Asteroid 24102 Jacquecassini Closest Approach To Earth
(1.889 AU)
Jun 06 - Asteroid 7367 Giotto Closest Approach To Earth (1.965 AU)
Jun 07 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #63 (OTM-63)
Jun 07 - Comet Clark Perihelion (1.562 AU)
Jun 07 - Comet Shoemaker 1 Perihelion (1.974 AU)
Jun 07 - Asteroid 9016 Henrymoore Closest Approach To Earth (2.644
AU)
Jun 07 - Kuiper Belt Object 50000 Quaoar Closest Approach To Earth
(42.300 AU)
Jun 08 - Asteroid 9133 d'Arrest Closest Approach To Earth (1.694 AU)
Jun 09 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 09 - Asteroid 19383 Rolling Stones Closest Approach To Earth
(1.191 AU)
Jun 10 - Asteroid 2003 YN107 Near-Earth Flyby (0.022 AU)
Jun 11 - Comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Perihelion (1.048 AU)
Jun 12 - Asteroid 2830 Greenwich Closest Approach To Earth (1.314 AU)
Jun 12 - Asteroid 17640 Mount Stromlo Closest Approach To Earth
(1.778 AU)
Jun 13 - James Maxwell's 175th Birthday (1831)
Jun 14 - Asteroid 7291 Hyakutake Closest Approach To Earth (2.452 AU)
Jun 16 - Asteroid 447 Valentine Closest Approach To Earth (2.039 AU)
Jun 17 - Dawn Delta 2 Launch (Asteroid Orbiter)
Jun 21 - Summer Solstice, 12:26 UT
Jun 22 - 30th Anniversary (1976), Salyut 5 Launch (USSR Space
Station)
Jun 25 - Asteroid 3153 Lincoln Closest Approach To Earth (1.530 AU)
Jun 25 - Asteroid 51823 Rickhusband Closest Approach To Earth (2.542
AU)
Jun 26 - Asteroid 3351 Smith Closest Approach To Earth (2.013 AU)
* Jun 27 - Comet Clark Closest Appraoch To Earth (0.585 AU)
Jun 27 - Comet C/2005 K1 (Skiff) Closest Approach To Earth (3.177 AU)
Jun 27 - Asteroid 1566 Icarus Closest Approach To Earth (0.297 AU)
Jun 27 - Asteroid 334 Chicago Closest Approach To Earth (2.779 AU)
Jun 27 - 5th Anniversary (2001), Discovery of SAU 060 Meteorite (Mars
Meteorite)
Jun 27 - 10th Anniversary (1996), Galileo Ganymede 1 Flyby
Jun 28 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #64 (OTM-64)
Jun 28 - 95th Anniversary (1911), Nakhla Meteorite Fall in Egypt
(Mars Meteorite, Hit Dog)
Jun 29 - Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Perihelion (0.530 AU)
* Jun 29 - Comet C/2005 S2 (Skiff) Perihelion (6.398 AU)
Jun 29 - Asteroid 5450 Sokrates Closest Approach To Earth (2.140 AU)
Jun 29 - Asteroid 51824 Mikeanderson Closest Approach To Earth (1.801
AU)
* Jun 30 - STS-115 Launch, Space Shuttle Atlantis, MEPSI 3A & 3B,
(International Space Station 12A)
Jun 30 - Progress M-57 Soyuz U Launch (International Space Station
22P)
Jun 30 - Asteroid 2246 Bowell Closest Approach To Earth (2.983 AU)
Jun 30 - Asteroid 5254 Ulysses Closest Approach To Earth (4.694 AU)
Jun 30 - 35th Anniversary (1971), Death of 3 Cosmonauts in Soyuz 11

July 2006
Jul ?? - HK-Sat 1 CZ-3C Launch (China)
Jul ?? - Molniya 3K N3 Molniya M Launch (Russia)
Jul ?? - China Test Launch CZ-2E(A) Launch
Jul ?? - Agile PSLV Launch
Jul ?? - Lapan-Tubsat PSLV Launch
Jul ?? - AMC-18 Ariane 5 Launch
Jul ?? - NROL-30 Atlas 5 Launch
* Jul ?? - Ofeq 7 Shavit 1 Launch (Israel)
* Jul ?? - GPS 2RM F-5 Delta 2 Launch
* Jul ?? - Konopus 1 Shtil-1N Launch
Jul 01 - Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum's 30th Birthday
(1976)
Jul 02 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Jul 02 - Asteroid 3354 McNair Closest Approach To Earth (1.090 AU)
Jul 02 - Asteroid 18458 Caesar Closest Approach To Earth (1.153 AU)
Jul 03 - Earth At Aphelion (1.017 AU From Sun)
Jul 03 - Asteroid 2004 XP14 Near-Earth Flyby (0.003 AU)
Jul 03 - Asteroid 1994 WR12 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.015 AU)
Jul 03 - Asteroid 2985 Shakespeare Closest Approach To Earth (1.719
AU)
Jul 03 - Asteroid 8103 Fermi Closest Approach To Earth (1.859 AU)
Jul 03 - Asteroid 2118 Flagstaff Closest Approach To Earth (2.013 AU)
* Jul 04 - Venus Express, Science Phase Begins
Jul 04 - Asteroid 1998 HD14 Near-Venus Flyby (0.025 AU)
Jul 04 - Asteroid 1691 Oort Closest Approach To Earth (2.434 AU)
Jul 05 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #65 (OTM-65)
* Jul 05 - Comet Mueller 3 Closest Approach To Earth (2.777 AU)
Jul 06 - Comet P/1999 X1 (Hug-Bell) Perihelion (1.947 AU)
Jul 06 - Asteroid 73491 Robmatson Closest Approach To Earth (1.929
AU)
Jul 07 - Comet P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (3.667
AU)
Jul 08 - Asteroid 51826 Kalpanachawla Closest Approach To Earth
(2.270 AU)
Jul 08 - Asteroid 37452 Spirit Closest Approach To Earth (3.210 AU)
Jul 10 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #66 (OTM-66)
Jul 11 - Asteroid 3673 Levy Closest Approacy To Earth (1.600 AU)
Jul 12 - Comet P/2001 Q2 (Petriew) Closest Approach To Earth (1.863
AU)
Jul 12 - Asteroid 2000 HB24 Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)
Jul 12 - Asteroid 4017 Disneya Closest Approach To Earth (1.423 AU)
Jul 15 - Asteroid 1288 Santa Closest Approach To Earth (1.781 AU)
Jul 16 - Asteroid 10204 Turing Closest Approach To Earth (1.974 AU)
Jul 16 - Giuseppe Piazzi's 260th Birthday (1746)
Jul 17 - Asteroid 588 Achilles Closest Approach To Earth (4.861 AU)
Jul 18 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #67 (OTM-67)
Jul 18 - Asteroid 6984 Lewiscarroll Closest Approach To Earth (3.689
AU)
Jul 18 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Gemini 10 Launch (John Young &
Michael Collins)
Jul 19 - Asteroid 2003 EE16 Near-Mars Flyby (0.039 AU)
Jul 19 - Edward Pickering's 160th Birthday (1846)
Jul 20 - 30th Anniversary (1976), Viking 1, Mars Landing
Jul 21 - 45th Anniversary (1961), Mercury 4 Launch (Gus Grissom,
Liberty Bell 7)
Jul 22 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
* Jul 23 - Comet P/2005 GF8 (LONEOS) Closest Approach To Earth (2.704
AU)
Jul 24 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #68 (OTM-68)
Jul 24 - Comet Chiron Closest Approach To Earth (13.220 AU)
Jul 24 - Asteroid 1604 Tombaugh Closest Approach To Earth (1.799 AU)
Jul 24 - Asteroid 51827 Laurelclark Closest Approach To Earth (2.456
AU)
Jul 26 - Asteroid 3162 Nostalgia Closest Approach To Earth (2.514 AU)
Jul 26 - 35th Anniversary (1971), Apollo 15 Launch (4th Manned Moon
Landing)
Jul 27 - Asteroid 3895 Earhart Closest Approach To Earth (1.686 AU)
Jul 27 - George Airy's 205th Birthday (1801)
Jul 28 - Asteroid 54509 (2000 PH5) Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU)
Jul 28 - Asteroid 4147 Lennon Closest Approach To Earth (1.292 AU)
Jul 28 - Asteroid 3353 Jarvis Closest Approach To Earth (0.853 AU)
Jul 29 - South Delta-Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Jul 29 - Asteroid 51825 Davidbrown Closest Approach To Earth (2.048
AU)
Jul 30 - 5th Anniversary (2001), MAP, Moon Flyby
Jul 31 - Asteroid 5555 Wimberly Closest Approach To Earth (2.130 AU)
Jul 31 - Asteroid 48575 Hawaii Closest Approach To Earth (2.371 AU)

August 2006
Aug ?? - SMART-1, End of Extended Mission
* Aug ?? - Mars Gravity Biosatellite Falcon 1 Launch
Aug ?? - GOCE Rokot Launch
Aug ?? - SAR-Lupe 2 Cosmos 3M Launch
Aug ?? - Arabsat 4B Proton M Launch
Aug ?? - JC-Sat 10 Ariane 5 Launch
Aug ?? - SSR-1 VSL-1 Launch (Brazil)
Aug ?? - Sitch 2 Tsyklon 3 Launch
Aug ?? - TWINS-B Pegasus Launch
Aug ?? - ETS VIII H-2A Launch (Japan)
Aug ?? - Feng Yun 3A CZ-4B Launch (China)
Aug ?? - Microscope Ariane 5 Launch
Aug ?? - Insat 4-C GSLV Launch
Aug ?? - XM-4 Zenit 3SL Launch
* Aug ?? - Cosmos-Glonass Soyuz 2-Fregat Test Launch
* Aug ?? - TerraSAR-X Dnepr 1 Launch
Aug 01 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #69 (OTM-69)
Aug 01 - Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 02 - Asteroid 13926 Berners-Lee Closest Approach To Earth (1.152
AU)
Aug 02 - Asteroid 4763 Ride Closest Approach To Earth (1.787 AU)
Aug 04 - 825th Anniversary (1181), Discovery of supernova Cassiopia
Aug 06 - Southern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 06 - Comet P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (3.341
AU)
Aug 06 - Asteroid 341 California Closest Approach To Earth (0.771 AU)
Aug 06 - Asteroid 5036 Tuttle Closest Approach To Earth (2.623 AU)
Aug 06 - 5th Anniversary (2001), Galileo, Io 31 Flyby
Aug 06 - 45th Anniversary (1961), Vostok 2 Launch (Gherman Titov -
2nd Man in Space)
Aug 07 - Comet Giclas Perihelion (1.852 AU)
Aug 07 - 10th Anniversary (1996), Announcement of Possible
Microfossils Found
in ALH84001 Martian Meteorite
Aug 07 - 30th Anniversary (1976), Viking 2, Mars Orbit Insertion
Aug 08 - 5th Anniversary (2001), Genesis Launch (Solar Particle
Sample Return)
Aug 09 - 30th Anniversary (1976), Luna 24 Launch (USSR Moon Sample
Return)
Aug 10 - Neptune at Opposition
Aug 10 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Lunar Orbiter 1 Launch
Aug 11 - Asteroid 1998 DK36 Near-Earth Flyby (0.035 AU)
Aug 11 - Asteroid 1 Ceres Closest Approach To Earth (1.984 AU)
Aug 12 - Perseids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 13 - Asteroid 5720 Halweaver Closest Approach To Earth (2.093 AU)
Aug 13 - 410th Anniversary (1596), Discovery of Mira, Omicron Ceti by
David Fabricius
Aug 14 - Comet Harrington-Abell Perihelion (1.757 AU)
Aug 14 - Asteroid 2001 OC36 Near-Earth Flyby (0.099 AU)
Aug 14 - Asteroid 39382 Opportunity Closest Approach To Earth (3.066
AU)
* Aug 15 - Comet Vaisala-Oterma Closest Approach To Earth (3.253 AU)
Aug 15 - Asteroid 17898 Scottsheppard Closest Approach To Earth
(1.027 AU)
Aug 15 - Asteroid 7225 Huntress Closest Approach To Earth (1.766 AU)
Aug 15 - Asteroid 13801 Kohlhase Closest Approach To Earth (1.929 AU)
Aug 15 - Asteroid 4457 van Gogh Closest Approach To Earth (1.980 AU)
* Aug 16 - Comet Russell Closest Approach To Earth (2.527 AU)
* Aug 17 - Comet Helin-Roman-Alu 1 Closest Approach To Earth (2.265 AU)
Aug 17 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Pioneer 7 Launch
* Aug 18 - Comet C/2005 S4 (McNaught) Closest Approach To Earth (5.306
AU)
Aug 18 - Asteroid 9007 James Bond Closest Approach To Earth (1.264
AU)
Aug 18 - Asteroid 6676 Monet Closest Approach To Earth (2.643 AU)
Aug 19 - Orville Wright's 135th Birthday (1871)
Aug 19 - John Flamsteed's 360th Birthday (1646)
Aug 20 - Asteroid 9500 Camelot Closest Approach To Earth (1.860 AU)
Aug 21 - Asteroid 1990 UN Near-Venus Flyby (0.095 AU)
Aug 22 - Asteroid 63163 Jerusalem Closest Approach To Earth (1.777
AU)
Aug 22 - Asteroid 5738 Billpickering Closest Approach To Earth (2.955
AU)
Aug 23 - Asteroid 13070 Seanconnery Closest Approach To Earth (0.749
AU)
Aug 23 - Asteroid 2956 Yeomans Closest Approach To Earth (1.783 AU)
* Aug 24 - Comet Takamizawa Closest Approach To Earth (1.408 AU)
Aug 24 - Asteroid 656 Beagle Closest Approach To Earth (2.565 AU)
Aug 24 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Luna 11 Launch (USSR Moon Orbiter)
Aug 25 - Northern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 25 - Asteroid 17062 Bardot Closest Approach To Earth (2.082 AU)
Aug 26 - 25th Anniversary (1981), Voyager 2, Saturn Flyby
Aug 27 - Asteroid 2001 FD58 Near-Venus Flyby (0.037 AU)
Aug 27 - Asteroid 4221 Picasso Closest Approach To Earth (1.710 AU)
Aug 28 - Asteroid 5223 McSween Closest Approach To Earth (1.705 AU)
Aug 29 - Asteroid 2002 VZ91 Near-Earth Flyby (0.088 AU)
Aug 30 - Asteroid 5231 Verne Closest Approach To Earth (1.514 AU)
Aug 30 - 15th Anniversary (1991), Yohkoh Launch

September 2006
Sep ?? - NFIRE Minotaur Launch
Sep ?? - GSTB-V2B Soyuz FG-Fregat Launch
Sep ?? - Oceansat 2 PSLV Launch
Sep ?? - Solar-B M-V Launch
Sep ?? - Team Encounter F-1/ST-6 Falcon 1 Launch
Sep ?? - Wideband Gapfiller Satellite (WGS) F-2 Delta 4M Launch
* Sep ?? - Chinasat 8 CZ-3B Launch (China)
* Sep ?? - Astro/NextSat-CSC/STS-Sat 1/NP-Sat
1/CFE-Sat/Midsar1/Falconsat 3/
MEPSI 4A & 4B Atlas 5 Launch
Sep 03 - Asteroid 2001 Einstein Closest Approach To Earth (1.038 AU)
Sep 03 - 30th Anniversary (1976), Viking 2, Mars Landing
Sep 04 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #70 (OTM-70)
Sep 05 - Uranus at Opposition
Sep 06 - Asteroid 74625 Tieproject Closest Approach To Earth (0.901
AU)
Sep 06 - 10th Anniversary (1996), Galileo, Ganymede 2 Encounter
Sep 07 - Partial Lunar Eclipse
Sep 07 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Sep 08 - Asteroid 8749 Beatles Closest Approach To Earth (1.295 AU)
Sep 08 - 40th Anniversary (1966), 1st Star Trek Episode on TV
Sep 08-10 - 4th International Congress for Radio Astronomy,
Heidelberg, Germany
Sep 10 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #71 (OTM-71)
Sep 10 - Asteroid 2002 SV Near-Earth Flyby (0.097 AU)
Sep 11 - Asteroid 6487 Tonyspear Closest Approach To Earth (1.010 AU)
Sep 12 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Gemini 11 Launch (Charles Conrad
and Richard Gordon)
Sep 13 - Soyuz TMA-9 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station
13S)
Sep 14 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #72 (OTM-72)
Sep 15 - 15th Anniversary (1991), UARS Launch from Space Shuttle
Discovery
Sep 16 - Asteroid 1991 VE Near-Venus Flyby (0.049 AU)
Sep 16 - Asteroid 916 America Closest Approach To Earth (0.830 AU)
Sep 16 - Asteroid 5841 Stone Closest Approach To Earth (0.754 AU)
Sep 17 - Asteroid 25924 Douglasadams Closest Approach To Earth (1.415
AU)
Sep 19 - Asteroid 1913 Sekanina Closest Approach To Earth (1.700 AU)
Sep 20 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #73 (OTM-73)
Sep 21 - Asteroid 6470 Aldrin Closest Approach To Earth (0.977 AU)
Sep 21 - Asteroid 9661 Hohmann Closest Approach To Earth (2.066 AU)
Sep 22 - Annular Solar Eclipse
Sep 22 - Asteroid 4808 Ballaero Closest Approach To Earth (1.592 AU)
Sep 22 - 5th Anniversary (2001), Deep Space 1, Comet Borrelly Flyby
* Sep 23 - Autumnal Equinox (04:03 UT)
Sep 23 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Sep 23 - Asteroid 2001 RY47 Near-Earth Flyby (0.092 AU)
Sep 23 - 160th Anniversary (1846), Johann Galle's Discovery of
Neptune
Sep 25 - Asteroid 3773 Smithsonian Closest Approach To Earth (0.775
AU)
Sep 25 - Asteroid 6434 Jewitt Closest Approach To Earth (0.879 AU)
Sep 25 - Asteroid 11247 Wilburwright Closest Approach To Earth (1.738
AU)
Sep 25 - Asteroid 3259 Brownlee Closest Approach To Earth (2.588 AU)
Sep 26 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #74 (OTM-74)
Sep 26 - Asteroid 1998 YM4 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.026 AU)
Sep 26 - Asteroid 2247 Hiroshima Closest Approach To Earth (1.219 AU)
* Sep 28 - STS-116 Launch, Space Shuttle Discovery (International Space
Station 12A.1)
Sep 28 - 35th Anniversary (1971), Luna 19 Launch (USSR Moon Orbiter)
Sep 29 - AIM Pegasus XL Launch
Sep 29 - Asteroid 2000 TH1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.081 AU)
Sep 29 - Asteroid 1937 UB Near-Venus Flyby (0.052 AU)
Sep 30 - Asteroid 2002 TA67 Near-Earth Flyby (0.093 AU)

October 2006
* Oct ?? - STS-117 Launch, Space Shuttle Endeavour, International Space
Station 13A
* Oct ?? - Insat 3-D GSLV Launch (India)
* Oct ?? - Astra 1-L Proton M Launch
* Oct ?? - Globalstar-9 Soyuz-Fregat Launch
* Oct ?? - Cosmos Glonass K1+K2 Soyuz 2 Fregat Launch
* Oct ?? - Genesis Pathfinder 1 Dnepr 1 Launch
* Oct 01 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #75 (OTM-75)
* Oct 02 - Asteroid 2001 CB21 Near-Earth Flyby (0.048 AU)
* Oct 03 - Asteroid 6030 Zolensky Closest Approach To Earth (1.981 AU)
* Oct 04 - Asteroid 6227 Alanrubin Closest Approach To Earth (2.231 AU)
* Oct 05 - Asteroid 1772 Gagarin Closest Approach To Earth (1.793 AU)
* Oct 06 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #76 (OTM-76)
* Oct 06 - Asteroid 15000 CCD Closest Approach To Earth (2.025 AU)
* Oct 08 - Asteroid 12485 Jenniferharris Closest Approach To Earth
(0.964 AU)
* Oct 09 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
* Oct 09 - Draconids Meteor Shower Peak
* Oct 10 - 160th Anniversary (1846), William Lassell's Discovery of
Neptune Moon Triton
* Oct 12 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #77 (OTM-77)
* Oct 12 - Kuiper Belt Object 15760 (1992 QB1) Closest Approach To
Earth (40.005 AU)
* Oct 12 - Astronomical Society of France's 115th Birthday (1891)
* Oct 13 - Asteroid 2023 Asaph Closest Approach To Earth (1.160 AU)
* Oct 13 - Asteroid 2688 Halley Closest Approach To Earth (2.239 AU)
* Oct 14 - Kuiper Belt Object 2003 UB313 Closest Approach To Earth
(95.885 AU)
* Oct 15 - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 1 Closest Approach To Earth (2.345 AU)
* Oct 15 - Asteroid 1996 Adams Closest Approach To Earth (1.257 AU)
* Oct 15 - Asteroid 2709 Sagan Closest Approach To Earth (1.348 AU)
* Oct 15 - Asteroid 51828 Ilanramon Closest Approach To Earth (1.593
AU)
* Oct 16 - Asteroid 12927 Pinocchio Closest Approach To Earth (1.002
AU)
* Oct 16 - Asteroid 6560 Pravdo Closest Approach To Earth (1.559 AU)
* Oct 17 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #78 (OTM-78)
* Oct 17 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation (25 Degrees)
* Oct 18 - Asteroid 10792 Ecuador Closest Approach To Earth (1.918 AU)
* Oct 19 - THEMIS Delta 2 Launch
* Oct 19 - Comet C/2005 R4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (4.477
AU)
* Oct 21 - Orionids Meteor Shower Peak
* Oct 21 - Asteroid 2866 Hardy Closest Approach To Earth (1.499 AU)
* Oct 22 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #79 (OTM-79)
* Oct 22 - Asteroid 2001 UP Near-Earth Flyby (0.031 AU)
* Oct 22 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Luna 12 Launch (USSR Moon Orbiter)
* Oct 23 - Asteroid 1991 VE Near-Mercury Flyby (0.006 AU)
* Oct 24 - MESSENGER, 1st Venus Flyby
* Oct 24 - 155th Anniversary (1851), William Lassell's Discovery of
Uranus
Moons Umbriel and Ariel
* Oct 25 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
* Oct 25 - Asteroid 2000 UR16 Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU)
* Oct 25 - Asteroid 2002 JV15 Near-Earth Flyby (0.082 AU)
* Oct 25 - 335th Anniversary (1671), Giovanni Cassini's Discovery of
Saturn Moon Iapetus
* Oct 26 - Asteroid 1997 US2 Near-Venus Flyby (0.091 AU)
* Oct 26 - Asteroid 3066 McFadden Closest Approach To Earth (1.273 AU)
* Oct 28 - Asteroid 203 Pompeja Closest Approach To Earth (1.582 AU)
* Oct 28 - 35th Anniversary (1971), Great Britian's First Space Launch
(Prospero)
* Oct 29 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Back 1 Hour (Europe, North
America)
* Oct 29 - 15th Anniversary (1991), Galileo, Asteroid Gaspra Flyby
* Oct 30 - 25th Anniversary (1981), Venera 13 Launch (USSR Venus
Lander/Flyby Mission)
* Oct 31 - NPP-Bridge Delta 2 Launch
* Oct 31 - Comet P/2005 S2 (Skiff) Closest Approach To Earth (5.418 AU)

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