Add Your Piece of History… 10th August

10 Aug
  • On this day in 1990.  The Magellan spacecraft arrives at Venus to begin mapping the planet’s surface.  The Magellan spacecraft was named after the 16th century Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.  Magellan remained in orbit around Venus for 4 years before it lost altitude and crashed on the planet’s surface in October 1994.
  • On this day in 1844.  Charles Sturt sets out on his final expedition to search for an inland sea in Australia.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

Diagram of the Magellan Venus Orbiter

Diagram of the Magellan Venus Orbiter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Sturt

Charles Sturt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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