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September 1st in Astronomy and Space Science
Discovery1804German astronomer Karl Harding discovers the asteroid Juno.
Manned Spaceflight1962NASA selects the first two civilian astronauts: maritime academy engineer Elliot See and aeronautical engineer Neil Armstrong. See was to be the command pilot of Gemini 9, but was killed in an aircraft accident on 28 February 1966. Armstrong flew as the command pilot of Gemini 8 and the commander of Apollo 11. On 21 July 1969 he became the first man to step on the surface of the Moon.
Unmanned Spaceflight1962USSR attempts an unmanned Venus fly-by mission, but the spacecraft fails to leave Earth orbit. This was the second secret attempt at a Venus fly-by mission.
Unmanned Spaceflight1979US Pioneer 11 spacecraft passes 20,920 km (13,000 miles) from Saturn and took the first close-up pictures of the planet. Two small moons and an additional ring were discovered. Pioneer 11 is headed in the general direction of the constellation Aquila. It will pass near one of its stars in about 4 million years.
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