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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, Dieter Kaemmer, Carlos Adib, Russell Eberst, Ian
Ridpath,
Michael Blair, Arkadi Klioutchanski, Patrick Schmeer

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SPACE CALENDAR
March 25, 2005
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* indicates changes from last month's calendar.

March 2005
* Mar 25 - Asteroid 1067 Lunaria Occults HIP 17588 (6.4 Magnitude Star)
Mar 25 - 5th Anniversary (2000), IMAGE Launch
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 (1.143
AU)
Mar 26 - Asteroid 1862 Apollo Closest Approach To Earth (0.979 AU)
Mar 26 - Asteroid 3673 Levy Closest Approach To Earth (1.581 AU)
Mar 26 - Asteroid 2985 Shakespeare Closest Approach To Earth (1.917
AU)
Mar 26 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Max Wolf's Discovery of Asteroid
561 Ingwelde
Mar 27 - Easter Sunday
Mar 27 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour (Europe)
Mar 27 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #19 (OTM-19)
* Mar 27 - Asteroid 1575 Winifred Occults HIP 78096 (7.7 Magnitude
Star)
* Mar 27 - Asteroid 7180 (1991 NG1) Occults HIP 57587 (6.2 Magnitude
Star)
Mar 27 - Asteroid 2000 AC6 Near-Venus Flyby (0.022 AU)
* Mar 27 - Asteroid 2005 ER95 Near-Earth Flyby (0.033 AU)
Mar 27 - Asteroid 8103 Fermi Closest Approach To Earth (1.094 AU)
Mar 27 - Asteroid 25924 Douglasadams Closest Approach To Earth (1.295
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 28 - Asteroid 2005 EH94 Near-Earth Flyby (0.063 AU)
Mar 29 - Cassini, Enceladus Flyby
* Mar 29 - Asteroid 2421 Nininger Occults HIP 56146 (5.5 Magnitude
Star)
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 (2.047 AU)
* Mar 30 - Asteroid 104 Klymene Occults HIP 58944 (7.7 Magnitude Star)
* Mar 30 - Asteroid 2005 FK Near-Earth Flyby (0.050 AU)
Mar 31 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Mar 31 - Express AM-2 Proton K Launch
Mar 31 - Asteroid 4763 Ride Closest Approach To Earth (1.398 AU)

April 2005
Apr ?? - Mars Express, Deployment of MARSIS Instrument
Apr ?? - Cartosat 1/Vu-Sat PSLV Launch (India)
Apr ?? - Apstar 6 CZ-3B Launch
* Apr ?? - XSS-11 Minotaur Launch
Apr 01 - Mars Occults PPM 237883 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Apr 01 - Comet Singer Brewster Closest Approach To Earth (1.410 AU)
Apr 01 - Comet Comas Sola Perihelion (1.833 AU)
* Apr 01 - Asteroid 2498 Tsesevich Occults HIP 53449 (5.9 Magnitude
Star)
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 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #20 (OTM-20)
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 03 - 100th Anniversary (1904), Max Wolf's Discovery of Asteroid
562 Salome
* Apr 04 - Asteroid 2300 Stebbins Occults HIP 100062 (5.9 Magnitude
Star)
* Apr 04 - Asteroid 707 Steina Occults HIP 56479 (7.9 Magnitude Star)
Apr 04 - American Rocket Society's 75th Birthday (1930)
* Apr 05 - Asteroid 2005 EU2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.016 AU)
Apr 05 - Asteroid 6434 Jewitt Closest Approach To Earth (1.780 AU)
Apr 05 - 15th Anniversary (1990), 15th Anniversary of the 1st Pegasus
Rocket Laun
ch
* Apr 06 - Cosmos 1 Volna Launch (Solar Sail Mission)
* Apr 06 - NROL-16 Titan 4B Launch
* Apr 06 - Asteroid 2005 EE169 Near-Earth Flyby (0.015 AU)
* Apr 06 - Asteroid 2005 FG Near-Earth Flyby (0.026 AU)
Apr 06 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Intelsat 1 Launch (1st Commercial
Communications Satellite)
Apr 06 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Paul Gotz's Discovery of Asteroid
563 Suleika
Apr 08 - Hybrid Solar Eclipse (Visible From Pacific Ocean, Central
America)
Apr 08 - Asteroid 2118 Flagstaff Closest Approach To Earth (1.832 AU)
Apr 08 - 25th Anniversary (1980), Voyager 1's Discovery of Saturn
Moon Telesto
Apr 09 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #21 (OTM-21)
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 10 - Comet C/2005 A1 (LINEAR) Perihelion (0.907 AU)
Apr 11 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Apollo 13 Launch
Apr 11-17 - Astronomy Week
Apr 12 - Asteroid 78578 Donpettit Closest Approach To Earth (1.539
AU)
Apr 12 - Asteroid 1288 Santa Closest Approach To Earth (2.047 AU)
Apr 13 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #22 (OTM-22)
Apr 13 - Mars Passes 1.2 Degrees From Neptune
* Apr 13 - Asteroid 2892 Filipenko Occults HIP 25580 (6.4 Magnitude
Star)
Apr 13 - Asteroid 2340 Hathor Near-Mercury Flyby (0.032 AU)
Apr 13 - 45th Anniversary (1960), Transit 1B Launch (1st Experimental
Navigation Satellite)
Apr 14 - Syracuse 3-A/Telcom 2 Ariane 5GS Launch
Apr 15 - Soyuz TMA-6 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Stations
11S)
* Apr 15 - DART Pegasus XL Launch
Apr 16 - Astronomy Day
Apr 16 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Apr 16 - Asteroid 7291 Hyakutake Closest Approach To Earth (2.835 AU)
Apr 16 - Petrus Apianus' 510th Birthday (1495)
* Apr 17 - Asteroid 3714 Kenrussell Occults HIP 39279 (6.3 Magnitude
Star)
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 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #23 (OTM-23)
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 21 - Asteroid 13926 Berners-Lee Closest Approach To Earth (2.273
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 - Johnson Space Center Open House
* Apr 23 - Comet C/2003 T4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.082
AU)
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 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Hubble Space Telescope Launch
(STS-31)
Apr 24 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Mao 1 Launch (1st Chinese
Satellite)
* Apr 25 - Galaxy 14 Soyuz FG-Fregat Launch
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 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #24 (OTM-24)
Apr 28 - Asteroid 6470 Aldrin Closest Approach To Earth (1.611 AU)
Apr 28 - Jan Oort's 105th Birthday (1900)
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 74625 Tieproject Closest Approach To Earth (1.897
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 ?? - Spaceway 1 Zenit 3SL Launch
May ?? - IP-Star 1 Ariane 5 Launch
* May ?? - TacSat 1/Celestis 5 Falcon 1 Launch (Inaugural Test 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 - GOES-N Delta 4M Launch
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 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 09 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Paul Gotz's Discovery of Asteroid
564 Dudu &
Asteroid 565 Marbachia
* May 10 - Asteroid 2005 DO Near-Earth Flyby (0.97 AU)
May 10 - Asteroid 63163 Jerusalem Closest Approach To Earth (1.389
AU)
May 11 - NOAA-N Delta 2 Launch
* May 11 - Stardust, Deep Space Maneuver #4 (DSM-4)
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 12 - Asteroid 5145 Pholus Closest Approach To Earth (18.656 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 14 - Griffith Observatory's 70th Birthday (1935)
May 14-15 - Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House, Pasadena,
California
May 15 - STS-114 Launch, Space Shuttle Discovery, PCSat 2,
International Space St
ation LF-1
May 15 - Mars Passes 1.1 Degrees From Uranus
May 15 - Comet Russell 3 Closest Approach To Earth (1.610 AU)
May 15 - Asteroid 51827 Laurelclark Closest Approach To Earth (2.286
AU)
May 16 - Asteroid 12524 Conscience Closest Approach To Earth (1.385
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 18 - Topsat/China-DMC/SSETI-Express/Mozhayets 5/N-Cube 2/Sinah 1
Cosmos 3M La
unch
May 19 - Moon Occults Jupiter
May 19 - Asteroid 2247 Hiroshima Closest Approach To Earth (1.689 AU)
May 19 - Francescoe de Vico's 200th Birthday (1805)
May 20 - GPS 2RM F-1 Delta 2 Launch
May 20 - Asteroid 9500 Camelot Closest Approach To Earth (1.938 AU)
May 20 - Asteroid 48575 Hawaii Closest Approach To Earth (2.265 AU)
May 20 - 5th Anniversary (2000), Galileo, Ganymede 28 Flyby
May 21 - Cassini, Enceladus Flyby
* May 21 - Direct-TV 8 Proton M-Briz M Launch
May 22 - 10th Anniversary (1995), Saturn Ring Plane Crossing (1 of 3)
May 23 - Comet C/2004 K1 (Catalina) Closest Approach To Earth (2.556
AU)
May 23 - Asteroid 5231 Verne Closest Approach To Earth (2.009 AU)
May 24 - Comet Parker-Hartley Perihelion (3.044 AU)
May 24 - 45th Anniversary (1960), Midas 2 Launch (1st Experimental
Infrared
Surveillance Satellite)
* May 25 - Cosmos-Oko N87 Molniya M Launch
May 25 - Comet Helin-Roman-Alu 1 Closest Approach To Earth (2.196 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 26 - Asteroid 37452 Spirit Closest Approach To Earth (3.718 AU)
* May 27 - Egyptsat 1/Saudisat 3/Saudicomsat 3-7/AKS 1 & 2/N-Cube 1
Dnepr 1 Launch
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 28 - Asteroid 719 Albert Closest Approach To Earth (1.346 AU)
May 28 - Frank Drake's 75th Birthday (1930)
May 28 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Paul Gotz's Discovery of Asteroid
566 Stereosk
opia &
Asteroid 567 Eleutheria
May 31 - Foton M-2/Fotino Soyuz U Launch
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 ?? - Hayabusa (MUSES-C), Asteroid 25143 Itokawa Arrival
Jun ?? - Sinosat 2 CZ-3B Launch
Jun ?? - Resurs F2 Soyuz U Launch
Jun ?? - TWINS-A Pegasus XL Launch
Jun ?? - MSG-2 Ariane 5G Launch
Jun ?? - Insat 4-A Ariane 5 Launch
Jun ?? - Intelsat Americas 8 Zenit 3SL Launch
* Jun ?? - Resurs-DK1 N1 Soyuz U Launch
* Jun ?? - Vulcan/Compas 2 Shtil-1N Launch
Jun 01 - Asteroid 1999 MN Near-Earth Flyby (0.068 AU)
Jun 01 - 15th Anniversary (1990), ROSAT Launch
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 - DMSP-17 Delta 4 Launch
Jun 05 - Asteroid 2002 SR41 Near-Earth Flyby (0.063 AU)
Jun 05 - Asteroid 6984 Lewiscarroll Closest Approach to Earth (3.704
AU)
Jun 05 - Kuiper Belt Object 50000 Quaoar Closest Approach To Earth
(42.332 AU)
Jun 07 - Asteroid 10444 Squyres Closest Approach To Earth (1.582 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet P/2001 YX127 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (3.359
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 17 - Comet C/2004 X3 (LINEAR) Perihelion (4.402 AU)
Jun 17 - 5th Anniversary (2000), Discovery of the Dhofar 378
Meteorite (Mars Mete
orite)
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 - Comet Forbes Closest Approach To Earth (0.674 AU)
Jun 20 - Comet P/2004 V2 (Hartley-IRAS) Perihelion (1.275 AU)
Jun 20 - Asteroid 4808 Ballaero Closest Approach To Earth (2.088 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 - Cryosat Rokot-KM Launch
Jun 24 - Comet Giacobini-Zinner Closest Approach To Earth (1.425 AU)
Jun 24 - Asteroid 11365 NASA Closest Approach To Earth (1.388 AU)
Jun 24 - Fred Hoyle's 90th Birthday (1915)
Jun 25 - Comet Gehrels 3 Closest Approach To Earth (3.603 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 25 - Rupert Wildt's 100th Birthday (1905)
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 29 - Asteroid 39382 Opportunity Closest Approach To Earth (3.595
AU)
* Jun 30 - Progress M-53 Soyuz U Launch (International Space Station
18P)
Jun 30 - NRO B-26 Titan 4B Launch (Final Launch of the Titan 4B)
Jun 30 - Deep Impact, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #4 (TCM-4)
Jun 30 - Asteroid 5738 Billpickering Closest Approach To Earth (2.883
AU)

July 2005
Jul ?? - Cosmos (Geizer-21) Proton K Launch
Jul ?? - Yamal 203/204 Proton K Launch
Jul ?? - Roadrunner (TacSat 2) Falcon 1 Launch
Jul ?? - FSW-21 CZ-2D Launch (China)
* Jul ?? - Cosmos-Glonass Soyuz 2-Fregat Test Launch
* Jul ?? - STP R-1 Minotaur Launch
Jul 01 - Asteroid 12426 Racquetball Closest Approach To Earth (1.419
AU)
Jul 02 - Deep Impact, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #5 (TCM-5)
Jul 02 - Comet Giacobini-Zinner Perihelion (1.038 AU)
Jul 02 - Asteroid 66146 (1998 TU3) Near-Mercury Flyby (0.028 AU)
Jul 02 - Asteroid 6227 Alanrubin Closest Approach To Earth (1.692 AU)
Jul 02 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Giotto Earth Flyby
Jul 02 - 20th Anniversary (1985), Giotto Launch (ESA's Comet Halley
Mission)
Jul 03 - Deep Impact, Impactor Release
Jul 03 - Asteroid 2002 JQ97 Near-Earth Flyby (0.065 AU)
Jul 03 - Asteroid 3255 Tholen Closest Approach To Earth (2.014 AU)
Jul 04 - Deep Impact, Comet Tempel 1 Impact/Flyby
Jul 04 - Earth At Aphelion (1.017 AU From Sun)
Jul 05 - Comet Tempel 1 Perihelion (1.506 AU)
Jul 05 - Comet C/2004 K1 (Catalina) Perihelion (3.399 AU)
Jul 06 - Asteroid 9777 Enterprise Closest Approach To Earth (0.824
AU)
Jul 06 - Asteroid 84225 Verish Closest Approach To Earth (1.698 AU)
Jul 07 - Jupiter Occults PPM 178840 (10.2 Magnitude Star)
Jul 08 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #25 (OTM-25)
Jul 08 - Asteroid 10001 Palermo Closest Approach To Earth (1.475 AU)
Jul 09 - Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation (26 Degrees)
Jul 09 - Asteroid 2000 FY Near-Vesta Flyby (0.048 AU)
Jul 09 - Asteroid 25930 Spielberg Closest Approach To Earth (0.874
AU)
Jul 09 - Asteroid 253 Mathilde Closest Approach To Earth (1.165 AU)
Jul 10 - Asteroid 6030 Zolensky Closest Approach To Earth (2.144 AU)
Jul 11 - Comet P/2004 V2 (Hartley-IRAS) Closest Approach To Earth
(1.477 AU)
Jul 11 - Asteroid 6469 Armstrong Closest Appoach To Earth (0.782 AU)
Jul 11 - Asteroid 2874 Jim Young Closest Approach To Earth (1.331 AU)
Jul 11 - Asteroid 51828 Ilanramon Closest Approach To Earth (2.103
AU)
Jul 11 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Gamma Observatory Launch (Soviet
Union)
Jul 12 - STS-121 Launch, Space Shuttle Atlantis (International Space
Station ULF-
1.1)
Jul 12 - Comet P/2004 F3 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (2.050 AU)
Jul 12 - Asteroid 3259 Brownlee Closest Approach To Earth (2.191 AU)
Jul 13 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Jul 13 - Comet P/2000 G1 (LINEAR) Perihelion (0.998 AU)
Jul 13 - Comet P/2003 L1 (Scotti) Closest Approach To Earth (4.895
AU)
Jul 13 - Asteroid 2000 QK25 Near-Mars Flyby (0.024 AU)
Jul 13 - Asteroid 4342 Freud Closest Approach To Earth (1.520 AU)
Jul 13 - Asteroid 82332 Las Vegas Closest Approach To Earth (1.633
AU)
Jul 14 - Cassini, Enceladus Flyby
Jul 14 - Asteroid 2688 Halley Closest Approach To Earth (1.696 AU)
Jul 14 - Asteroid 10792 Ecuador Closest Approach To Earth (1.871 AU)
Jul 14 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Mariner 4 Mars Flyby
* Jul 15 - Cloudsat/Calipso Delta 2 Launch
Jul 15 - 30th Anniversary (1975), Apollo 18 Launch (Apollo-Soyuz)
Jul 16 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Badr-A Launch (1st Pakistan
Satellite)
Jul 16 - 40th Anniversary (1965), 1st Proton Rocket Launch (USSR)
Jul 17 - Comet Chiron Closest Approach To Earth (12.570 AU)
Jul 17 - Asteroid 6318 Cronkite Closest Approach To Earth (2.397 AU)
Jul 17 - 30th Anniversary (1975), Apollo-Soyuz Handshake
Jul 18 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Zond 3 Launch (USSR Moon Flyby)
* Jul 19 - Comet Shoemaker-Levy 7 Perihelion (1.707 AU)
Jul 19 - Asteroid 3192 A'Hearn Closest Approach To Earth (1.697 AU)
Jul 20 - Asteroid 2362 Mark Twain Closest Approach To Earth (0.972
AU)
Jul 20 - Asteroid 4783 Wasson Closest Approach To Earth (2.057 AU)
Jul 20 - 5th Anniversary (2000), Discovery of Jupiter Moon Callirrhoe
Jul 22 - Asteroid 2000 AG6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.022 AU)
Jul 22 - Asteroid 8837 London Closest Approach To Earth (1.154 AU)
Jul 23 - 10th Anniversary (1995), Alan Hale's & Tom Bopp's Discovery
of Comet Hal
e-Bopp
Jul 24 - Asteroid 4766 Malin Closest Approach To Earth (1.893 AU)
Jul 24 - 55th Anniversary (1950), 1st Rocket Launch from Cape
Canaveral (Bumper/V
-2 Rocket)
Jul 25 - Asteroid 14967 Madrid Closest Approach To Earth (1.364 AU)
Jul 25 - Asteroid 3001 Michelangelo Closest Approach To Earth (1.445
AU)
Jul 25 - Asteroid 16809 Galapagos Closest Approach To Earth (1.536
AU)
Jul 25 - Asteroid 1024 Hale Closest Approach To Earth (1.569 AU)
Jul 25 - Christoph Scheiner's 430th Birthday (1575)
Jul 26 - Asteroid 54509 (2000 PH5) Near-Earth Flyby (0.036 AU)
Jul 26 - Asteroid 3352 McAuliffe Closest Approach To Earth (1.557 AU)
Jul 26 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Paul Gotz's Discovery of Asteroid
568 Cheruski
a
Jul 27 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Johann Palisa's Discovery of
Asteroid 569 Mis
a
Jul 29 - South Delta-Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Jul 30 - Asteroid 5790 Nagasaki Closest Approach To Earth (1.302 AU)
Jul 30 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Max Wolf's Discovery of Asteroid
570 Kythera
Jul 30 - 395th Anniversary (1610), Galileo Observes Saturn's Rings

August 2005
* Aug ?? - Progress M1-12 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station
19P)
Aug ?? - SMART-1, End of Primary Mission
Aug ?? - Measat 3 Proton K Launch
Aug ?? - Inmarsat 4 F-2 Zenit 3SL Launch
Aug ?? - OICETS/INDEX Dnepr 1 Launch
Aug ?? - 5th Anniversary (2000), Discovery of NWA 2737 Meteorite
(Mars Meteorite)
* Aug ?? - Resurs O1 Zenit 2 Launch
* Aug ?? - Spaceway 2 Ariane 5 Launch
Aug 01 - Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 01 - Comet Forbes Perihelion (1.572 AU)
Aug 01 - 5th Anniversary (2000), Discovery of the SAU 051 Meteorite
(Mars Meteori
te)
Aug 01 - Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg's 100th Birthday (1905)
Aug 02 - MESSENGER, Earth Flyby
Aug 02 - Asteroid 6602 Gilclark Closest Approach To Earth (1.010 AU)
Aug 02 - Asteroid 2753 Duncan Closest Approach To Earth (1.883 AU)
Aug 03 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #26 (OTM-26)
Aug 03 - Asteroid 6135 Billowen Closest Approach To Earth (1.505 AU
Aug 04 - Asteroid 6456 Golombek Closest Approach To Earth (0.340 AU)
Aug 05 - Asteroid 5811 Keck Closest Approach To Earth (0.836 AU)
Aug 05 - Asteroid 2410 Morrison Closest Approach To Earth (1.277 AU)
Aug 05 - Neil Armstrong's 75th Birthday (1930)
Aug 06 - Southern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 08 - Moon Occults Venus
Aug 08 - Neptune at Opposition
Aug 08 - Comet C/2004 L2 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (3.313
AU)
Aug 08 - Asteroid 1992 UY4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.040 AU)
Aug 08 - Asteroid 5050 Doctorwatson Closest Approach To Earth (1.356
AU)
Aug 10 - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Atlas V Launch
Aug 10 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #27 (OTM-27)
Aug 10 - Asteroid 697 Galilea Closest Approach To Earth (1.541 AU)
Aug 10 - 10th Anniversary (1995), Saturn Ring Plane Crossing (2 of 3)
Aug 10 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Magellan, Venus Orbit Insertion
Aug 12 - Perseids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 12 - Asteroid 2933 Amber Closest Approach To Earth (1.482 AU)
Aug 12 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Echo 1 Launch
* Aug 13 - Comet C/2005 E2 (McNaught) Closest Approach To Earth (2.911
AU)
Aug 14 - Asteroid 5703 Hevelius Closest Approach To Earth (1.581 AU)
Aug 16 - Mars Solstice (Beginning of Northern Winter)
Aug 16 - Asteroid 2003 YO1 Near-Venus Flyby (0.039 AU)
* Aug 17 - Comet C/2005 A1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.563
AU)
Aug 17 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Venera 7 Launch (USSR Venus Lander)
Aug 18 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #28 (OTM-28)
Aug 18 - Asteroid 6154 Stevesynnott Closest Approach To Earth (1.051
AU)
Aug 18 - 20th Anniversary (1985), Suisei Launch (Japan Comet Halley
Mission)
Aug 19 - 45th Anniversary (1960), Sputnik 5 Launch (Carried Dogs
Belka & Strelka)
Aug 20 - Asteroid 2000 QV7 Near-Earth Flyby (0.068 AU)
Aug 20 - 30th Anniversary (1975), Viking 1 Launch (Mars
Lander/Orbiter)
Aug 20 - 120th Anniversary (1885), Ernst Hartwig's Disocovery of
Supernova Androm
eda
Aug 21 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Gemini 5 Launch (Gordon Cooper &
Charles Conrad
)
Aug 22 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Aug 23 - Asteroid 7934 Sinatra Closest Approach To Earth (1.933 AU)
Aug 23 - Asteroid 2228 Soyuz-Apollo Closest Approach To Earth (2.140
AU)
Aug 24 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation (18 Degrees)
Aug 25 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #29 (OTM-29)
Aug 25 - Northern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 25 - Asteroid 9618 Johncleese Closest Approach To Earth (1.055
AU)
Aug 25 - Asteroid 2801 Huygens Closest Approach To Earth (1.344 AU)
Aug 26 - Asteroid 9249 Yen Closest Approach To Earth (1.208 AU)
Aug 29 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Discovery of Nova Cygni 1975
* Aug 30 - NROL-22 Delta 4 Medium Launch
Aug 30 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #30 (OTM-30)
Aug 31 - Asteroid 9548 Fortran Closest Approach To Earth (1.509 AU)

September 2005
Sep ?? - Shenzhou 6 CZ-2F Launch (China)
Sep ?? - Astro E-2/Cute 1.7 M-V Launch
* Sep ?? - Astra 1-KR Proton M-Briz M Launch
Sep ?? - ALOS 1 H-2A Launch (Japan)
Sep ?? - Amsat Phase 3E Express Ariane 5 Launch
Sep ?? - Vietnam DMC/Thai-Paht 2 Cosmos 3M Launch
Sep ?? - Ofeq 7 Shavit 1 Launch (Israel)
Sep ?? - RazakSAT Falcon Launch
* Sep ?? - Cosmos-Glonass N87/M5/M6 Proton K-Briz M Launch
Sep ?? - C/NOFS Pegasus XL Launch
* Sep ?? - Monitor E N1 Rokot KM Launch
* Sep ?? - Molniya 3K-02 Molniya M Launch
* Sep ?? - Satmex-6 Ariane 5G+ Launch
Sep 01 - Uranus At Opposition
Sep 01 - Venus Passes 1.2 Degrees From Jupiter
Sep 01 - Asteroid 5554 Keesey Closest Approach To Earth (0.915 AU)
Sep 02 - Comet P/2004 VR8 (LONEOS) Perihelion (2.376 AU)
Sep 03 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #31 (OTM-31)
Sep 03 - Comet P/1998 W1 (Spahr) Perihelion (1.730 AU)
Sep 04 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Paul Gotz's Discovery of Asteroid
571 Dulcinei
a
Sep 07 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Sep 07 - Moon Occults Venus
Sep 08 - 40th Anniversary, Karou Ikeya & Tsutomu Seki's Discovery of
Comet Ikeya-
Seki
Sep 08 - Marshall Space Center's 45th Birthday (1960)
Sep 08 - 30th Anniversary (1975), Viking 2 Launch (Mars
Orbiter/Lander)
Sep 08 - Thomas Keith Glennan's 100th Birthday (1905)
Sep 10 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #32 (OTM-32)
Sep 10 - Asteroid 5836 (1993 MF) Near-Vesta Flyby (0.027 AU)
Sep 10 - Asteroid 5143 Heracles Closest Approach To Earth (2.216 AU)
Sep 11 - Comet Singer Brewster Perihelion (2.041 AU)
Sep 11 - 20th Anniversary (1985), ICE, Comet Giacobini-Zinner Flyby
Sep 12 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Luna 16 Launch (Soviet Moon Sample
Return)
Sep 13 - Asteroid 9349 Lucas Closest Approach To Earth (0.890 AU)
Sep 14 - Comet Helin-Roman-Alu 2 Closest Approach To Earth (1.384 AU)
Sep 14 - John Dobson's 90th Birthday (1915)
Sep 15 - Comet C/2004 V3 (Siding Spring) Closest Approach To Earth
(3.320 AU)
Sep 15 - Asteroid 4116 Elachi Closest Approach To Earth (1.012 AU)
Sep 16 - Asteroid 1282 Utopia Closest Approach To Earth (1.862 AU)
Sep 17 - Asteroid 6373 Stern Closest Approach To Earth (1.883 AU)
Sep 18 - Venus Occults PPM 228686 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Sep 19 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #33 (OTM-33)
Sep 19 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Paul Gotz's Discovery of Asteroid
572 Rebekka
&
573 Recha & Asteroid 574 Reginhild & 575 Renate
Sep 20 - Asteroid 1999 RQ36 Near-Earth Flyby (0.033 AU)
Sep 22 - Autumnal Equinox (22:23 UT)
Sep 22 - Asteroid 16035 Sasandford Closest Approach To Earth (1.690
AU)
Sep 22 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Paul Gotz's Discovery of Asteroid
576 Emanuela
Sep 23 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #34 (OTM-34)
Sep 23 - Asteroid 2003 UV11 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.032 AU)
* Sep 23 - Asteroid 2005 EM30 Near-Earth Flyby (0.046 AU)
Sep 23 - Asteroid 2865 Laurel Closest Approach To Earth (1.632 AU)
Sep 24 - John Young's 75th Birthday (1930)
Sep 25 - Asteroid 1620 Geographos Closest Approach To Earth (0.740
AU)
Sep 25 - Asteroid 9342 Carygrant Closest Approach To Earth (0.894 AU)
Sep 26 - Cassini, Hyperion Flyby
Sep 27 - Soyuz TMA-7 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station
12S)
Sep 27 - Venus Occults PPM 229625 (10.9 Magnitude Star)
Sep 28 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #35 (OTM-35)
Sep 28 - Ismael Bullialdus' 400th Birthday (1605)
Sep 30 - NROL-21 Delta 2 Launch
Sep 30 - 30th Anniversary (1975), Charles Kowal's Discovery of
Jupiter Moon Themi
sto

October 2005
Oct ?? - Cosmos-Parus Cosmos 3M Launch
Oct ?? - Anik F-1R Proton K-Briz M Launch
Oct ?? - Cartosat 2/SRE-1 PSLV Launch
Oct ?? - Globalstar-9 Delta 2 Launch
Oct ?? - Kompsat 2 Rokot KM Launch
Oct ?? - HK-Sat 1 CZ-3C Launch (China)
Oct ?? - GPS 2RM F-2 Delta 2 Launch
Oct 01 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #36 (OTM-36)
Oct 01 - Asteroid 2001 SE270 Near-Earth Flyby (0.050 AU)
Oct 02 - Venus Occults PPM 264162 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
Oct 02 - Asteroid 1886 Lowell Closest Approach To Earth (1.507 AU)
Oct 02 - Hayden Planetarium's 70th Birthday (1935)
Oct 03 - Annular Solar Eclipse, Visible From Africa
Oct 03 - Asteroid 2004 HR56 Near-Mars Flyby (0.033 AU)
Oct 03 - Asteroid 4664 Hanner Closest Approach To Earth (1.715 AU)
Oct 03 - 190th Anniversary (1815), Chassigny Meteorite Fall (Mars
Meteorite)
Oct 04 - Moon Occults Mercury
Oct 05 - Mercury Passes 1.3 Degrees From Jupiter
Oct 05 - Comet Chernykh Closest Approach To Earth (1.464 AU)
Oct 05 - Asteroid 1877 Marsden Closest Approach To Earth (2.658 AU)
Oct 06 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Ulysses Launch (Solar Polar
Orbiter)
Oct 08 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #37 (OTM-37)
Oct 09 - Draconids Meteor Shower Peak
Oct 09 - Asteroid 7672 Hawking Closest Approach To Earth (1.118 AU)
Oct 09 - Asteroid 1940 Whipple Closest Approach To Earth (1.984 AU)
Oct 10 - Asteroid 2003 UX34 Near-Venus Flyby (0.023 AU)
Oct 10 - Asteroid 5102 Benfranklin Closest Approach To Earth (1.270
AU)
Oct 10 - Very Large Array's (VLA) 25th Birthday (1980)
Oct 11 - Cassini, Dione Flyby
Oct 11 - Kuiper Belt Object 15760 (1992 QB1) Closest Approach To
Earth (39.985 AU
)
Oct 11 - 60th Anniversary (1945), WAC Corporal Launch
Oct 12 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #38 (OTM-38)
Oct 12 - Asteroid 51829 Williamccool Closest Approach To Earth (1.416
AU)
Oct 13 - Asteroid 2200 Pasadena Closest Approach To Earth (1.766 AU)
Oct 15 - Asteroid 4337 Arecibo Closest Approach To Earth (2.556 AU)
Oct 16 - Venus Occults PPM 265560 (7.7 Magnitude Star)
Oct 16 - Asteroid 7853 Confucius Closest Approach To Earth (2.579 AU)
* Oct 16 - 30th Anniversary (1975), GOES 1 Launch (1st Weather
Satellite in
Geosynchronous Orbit)
Oct 17 - Partial Lunar Eclipse
Oct 17 - Asteroid 7359 Messier Closest Approach To Earth (1.563 AU)
Oct 19 - Venus Occults PPM 265788 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Oct 19 - Asteroid 6377 Cagney Closest Approach To Earth (2.014 AU)
Oct 19 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar's 95th Birthday (1910)
Oct 20 - Asteroid 2041 Lancelot Closest Approach To Earth (1.555 AU)
Oct 20 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Zond 8 Launch (USSR Moon Flyby)
Oct 20 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Max Wolf's Discovery of Asteroid
577 Rhea
Oct 21 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #39 (OTM-39)
Oct 21 - Orionid Meteor Shower Peak
Oct 21 - Asteroid 9963 Sandage Closest Approach To Earth (0.941 AU)
Oct 21 - Asteroid 3623 Chaplin Closest Approach To Earth (1.655 AU)
Oct 21 - Asteroid 12104 Chesley Closest Approach To Earth (2.063 AU)
Oct 22 - Venus Occults PPM 266118 (8.6 Magnitude Star)
Oct 22 - Asteroid 2004 VG64 Near-Earth Flyby (0.056 AU)
Oct 22 - Asteroid 8734 Warner Closest Approach To Earth (1.725 AU)
Oct 22 - 30th Anniversary (1975), Venera 9, Venus Landing (Soviet
Venus Orbiter/L
ander)
Oct 23 - Asteroid 243 Ida CLosest Approach To Earth (1.767 AU)
Oct 23 - Karl Jansky's 100th Birthday (1905)
Oct 24 - Asteroid 9000 HAL Closest Approach To Earth (1.163 AU)
Oct 25 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #40 (OTM-40)
Oct 25 - Asteroid 6524 Baalke Closest Approach to Earth (1.275 AU)
Oct 25 - 30th Anniversary (1975), Venera 10, Venus Landing
Oct 26 - Venus Express Soyuz FG-Fregat Launch
Oct 26 - Asteroid 2099 Opik Closest Approach To Earth (0.499 AU)
Oct 27 - Comet C/2004 B1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.985
AU)
* Oct 28 - DSP-23 Delta 4 Heavy Launch
Oct 28 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Oct 28 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Closest Approach To Earth
(4.791 AU)
Oct 29 - Venus Occults PPM 266916 (8.6 Magnitude Star)
Oct 30 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Back 1 Hour (Europe, North
America)
* 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 ?? - Progress M1-13 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station
20P)
Nov ?? - Lunar TrailBlazer Dnepr 1 Launch (Commerical Moon Orbiter)
Nov ?? - Arabsat 4-A Proton M Launch
Nov ?? - DOD Delta 2 Launch
Nov ?? - JC-Sat 9 Ariane 5 Launch
Nov ?? - JAE-Sat Dnepr 1 Launch
Nov ?? - Belka-1/Baumanets 1/AIMaSat 1/Unisat 4/Cubesats Dnepr 1
Launch
Nov ?? - Spainsat Ariane 5 Launch
Nov ?? - Galaxy 15 Ariane 5G Launch
* Nov ?? - Team Encounter F-1/ST-6 Falcon 1 Launch
* Nov ?? - MTSAT-2 H-2A Launch (Japan)
* Nov ?? - NROL-25 Delta 4M Launch
* Nov ?? - Insat 4-C Ariane 5 Launch
Nov ?? - 5th Anniversary (2000), Discovery of the NWA 480 Meteorite
(Mars Meteori
te)
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 - 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 - Asteroid 2000 UK11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.033 AU)
Nov 03 - 100th Anniversary (1905), August Kopff's Discovery of
Asteroid 579 Sidon
ia
Nov 04 - Asteroid 11911 Angel Closest Approach To Earth (1.840 AU)
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 1862 Apollo Near-Earth Flyby (0.075 AU)
Nov 06 - Asteroid 1221 Amor Closest Approach To Earth (1.649 AU)
Nov 07 - Mars At Opposition
Nov 07 - Asteroid 951 Gaspra Closest Approach To Earth (0.863 AU)
Nov 07 - Asteroid 9951 Tyrannosaurus Closest Approach To Earth (1.586
AU)
Nov 08 - Asteroid 9250 Chamberlin Closest Approach To Earth (2.786
AU)
Nov 08 - 45th Anniversary (1960), Little Joe 5 Launch
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 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 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 - 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 - Comet C/2004 L2 (LINEAR) Perihelion (3.781 AU)
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 - Asteroid 4370 Dickens Closest Approach To Earth (0.875 AU)
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 - Asteroid 9941 Iguanodon Closest Approach To Earth (1.183 AU)
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 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 - 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 27 - Asteroid 719 Albert Closest Approach To Earth (1.603 AU)
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)

December 2005
Dec ?? - GSTB-V2A Soyuz ST-Fregat Launch
Dec ?? - AMC-13 Proton K Launch
Dec ?? - NROL-26 Delta 4H Launch
Dec ?? - GPS 2RM F-3 Delta 2 Launch
Dec ?? - SAR-Lupe 1 Cosmos M Launch
Dec ?? - ROC-Sat 3A-F Minotaur Launch
Dec ?? - 5th Anniversary (2000), Discovery of NWA 817 Meteorite (Mars
Meteorite)
Dec 01 - Asteroid 7000 Curie Closest Approach To Earth (1.146 AU)
Dec 01 - 45th Anniversary (1960), Sputnik 6 Launch (Carried Two Dogs:
Pchelka & M
ushka)
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 - Venus Occults PPM 270334 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
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 - STS-115 Launch, Space Shuttle Atlantis (International Space
Station 12A)
Dec 08 - Venus Occults PPM 270472 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
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 2004 HR56 Near-Earth Flyby (0.065 AU)
Dec 09 - Asteroid 7392 Kowalski Closest Approach To Earth (1.903 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 2002 HW Near-Earth Flyby (0.082 AU)
Dec 11 - Asteroid 3656 Hemingway Closest Approach To Earth (1.527 AU)
Dec 12 - Moon Occults Mars
Dec 12 - Mercury At Its Greatest Western Elongation (21 Degrees)
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 - GPS 2RM F-5 Delta 2 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 Staffo
rd)
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 - Asteroid 5471 Tunguska Closest Approach To Earth (2.225 AU)
Dec 21 - Winter Solstice, 18:35 UT
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 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 Taunt
onia
Dec 25 - Express AM-3/KazSat 1 Proton M-Briz M Launch
Dec 25 - Comet Chernykh Perihelion (2.350 AU)
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 - Asteroid 2004 YG1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.068 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 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #47 (OTM-47)
Dec 29 - Asteroid 1578 Kirkwood Closest Approach To Earth (2.053 AU)
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 Klot
ilde

January 2006
* Jan ?? - Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-1) Jules Verne Ariane 5ESV
Launch
(International Space Station)
Jan ?? - Wildblue 1 Ariane 5 Launch
Jan ?? - Dialog 1 Rokot-Briz Launch
Jan ?? - Worldview 1 Delta 2 Launch
Jan ?? - Star One C-1 Ariane 5 Launch
Jan ?? - Metop 1 Soyuz FG-Fregat Launch
Jan ?? - Koreasat 5 Zenit 3SL Launch
Jan ?? - Eros B-1 Start-1 Launch
Jan ?? - Cubesats/Yamsat Strela Launch
Jan ?? - Feng Yung 1-5/Hai Yang 2 CZ-4B Launch (China)
Jan ?? - Hotbird 7A Proton M Launch
* Jan ?? - Agile PSLV Launch
* Jan ?? - Meteor 3M N2 Zenit 2 Launch
* Jan ?? - Oceansat 2 PSLV 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 Aster
oid (Ceres)
Jan 02 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #18 (TCM-18)
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 Jul
iet & Portia
Jan 03 - Grigori Neujmin's 120th Birthday (1886)
Jan 04 - Earth At Perihelion (0.983 AU From Sun)
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 Cres
sida
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
(3.341 AU)
Jan 11 - Asteroid 7495 Feynman Closest Approach To Earth (1.418 AU)
Jan 12 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #49 (OTM-49)
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 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuvers #19 & #20 (TCM-19,
TCM-20)
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 Semir
amis
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 Cordel
ia & 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 Olymp
ia
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 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 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 Chimpan
zee

February 2006
* Feb ?? - Progress M1-14 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station
21P)
Feb ?? - NSS-8 Zenit 3SL Launch
Feb ?? - HK-Sat 2 CZ-3C Launch
Feb ?? - Genesis Pathfinder 1 Falcon 5 Launch
Feb ?? - China Test Launch CZ-2E(A) Launch
Feb ?? - GPS 2RM F-4 Delta 2 Launch
Feb ?? - Insat 3-D GSLV Launch (India)
* Feb ?? - Optus D-1 Ariane 5 Launch
* Feb ?? - Lutch 3 Proton K Launch
* Feb ?? - Direct-TV 9S Ariane 5 Launch
Feb 01 - Asteroid 12760 Maxwell Closest Approach To Earth (2.349 AU)
* Feb 02 - Lunar-A M-5 Launch (Japan Moon Orbiter & Penetrator)
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 - 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 Kowal-LINEAR Closest Approach To Earth (3.818 AU)
Feb 08 - 5th Anniversary (2001), Discovery of the SAU 094 Meteorite
(Mars Meteori
te)
Feb 09 - STS-116 Launch, Space Shuttle Discovery (International Space
Station 12A
..1)
Feb 10 - Comet C/2004 D1 (NEAT) Perihelion (4.975 AU)
Feb 11 - STEREO Delta 2 Launch
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 Bilki
s
* Feb 16 - 100th Anniversary (1906), Joel Metcalf's Discovery of
Asteroids 602 Mari
anna,
603 Timandra and 604 Tekmessa
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 - Asteroid 18932 Robinhood Closest Approach To Earth (1.882
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 Schei
la
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 23 - Comet Tsuchinshan 2 Closest Approach To Earth (0.901 AU)
Feb 23 - Comet C/2005 B1 (Christensen) Perihelion (3.206 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 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 ?? - SAR-Lupe 2 Cosmos 3M Launch
* Mar ?? - Arabsat 4B Proton M Launch
* Mar ?? - ETS VIII H-2A Launch (Japan)
* Mar ?? - Insat 4-B Ariane 5 Launch
* Mar ?? - Astro F M-V Launch (Japan)
* Mar ?? - Cosmos Glonass K1+K2 Soyuz 2 Fregat Launch
* Mar ?? - Healthsat/Tauvex GSLV Launch
* Mar ?? - Hotbird 8 Ariane 5 Launch
* Mar ?? - Microscope Ariane 5 Launch
* Mar ?? - Wideband Gapfiller Satellte (WGS) F-1 Delta 4M 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 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #53 (OTM-53)
* 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 - 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 - Asteroid 10799 Yucatan Closest Approach To Earth (1.919 AU)
* Mar 05 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #54 (OTM-54)
* Mar 06 - Asteroid 23187 (2000 PN9) Near-Earth Flyby (0.020 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 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 - 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 - 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 - Urbain Leverrier's 195th Birthday (1811)
* Mar 13 - Mars Occults PPM 93704 (7.4 Magnitude Star)
http://tdc-www.harvard.edu/occultati...s.ppm2000.html
* 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 Proton K 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 - 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 - 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 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 Zvezdochk
a)
* Mar 26 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour (Europe)
* 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 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Luna 10 Launch (USSR Moon Orbiter)

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