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Pioneer Eleven
1979 - Pioneer Eleven Passes Saturn

The American Pioneer Eleven passes the planet Saturn, becoming the first spacecraft to visit the ringed planet, albeit at a distance of 21,000 kilometers. It had been launched in 1973, the first designed to exit our galaxy and explore past those borders. The mission had been approved to explore past Mars, through the asteroid belt, and beyond Jupiter. It was extended to explore past Saturn.

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    First Weather Satellite
    1960 - First Weather Satellite

    Tiros I, the first weather satellite, is launched by the United States with a navigation satellite, Transit 1-b, launched soon after. The space race was on, and it was on, not only in the manned race to catch up to Sputnik and the Russians, but in the area of communication, weather, and navigation. Satellites were being developed at NASA headquarters at Cape Canaveral, as well as defense and private laboratories around the nation.

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