We are celebrating the anniversary of the Mars Launch! The Rover is on the Mars surface since February 18th, returning videos, information and photos on a daily basis. How nice. We are blessed to be in the USA! I am sharing the past year’s nice history of important NASA flight:

Mission Summary:

NASA Launches 2020
First Launch
January 7, 2020
Last Launch
December 29, 2020
Total Launches
114
Successes
104

Individual Missions:

Launch Date Mission Vehicle Launch Site Total Launch Cost
2020
02/09/2020
Solar Orbiter Atlas V-411 Launch Complex 41 – Cape Canaveral, FL (CCAFS
SLC-41)
$172.7M
05/30/2020 SpaceX
Demo-2 mission on SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour (Test
Mission)
SpaceX
Falcon 9 rocket
Launch Complex 39ACape Canaveral, FL (Demo-2) $316M
07/30/2020
Mars 2020 Atlas V-541 Launch Complex 41 – Cape Canaveral, FL (CCAFS
SLC-41)
$243M
08/02/2020 LANDING:
SpaceX Demo-2 mission on SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour
(Test Mission)
N/A
N/A N/A
11/21/2020
Sentinel-6 Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Launch Complex 4 – Vandenberg AFB, CA (VAFB
SLC-4E)
$97M
2021
02/18/2021
LANDING
on Mars:
Mars 2020
N/A N/A N/A

Hopefully the next year can prosper, but right now we are all waiting for the next launch! Meantime, I will show a list of the major space programs flights from past days:

Mission Programs 1958 to Present:

Program

Start Date
First Crewed Flight
End Date
No. of crewed
missions launched
Notes
Mercury 1958
1961
1963
6 First U.S. Crew on a
Mission
Gemini 1961
1965
1966
10 Practice Space
Rendezvous/EVA’s
Apollo 1960
1968
1972
11 First Humans to Land
on the Moon
Skylab 1964
1973
1974
3 First American Space
Station
Apollo–Soyuz  1971
1975
1975
1
Joint Test Project with Soviet
Union
Space Shuttle program 1972
1981 2011 135 First Missions Where
spacecraft was Reused
Shuttle-Mir program 1993
1995
1998
11 Russian partnership
International Space
Station
1993
1998
Ongoing
63 Joint with Roscosmos, CSA, ESA, and JAXA; Americans flew on
Russian Soyuz after 2011 retirement of Space Shuttle
Commercial Crew
Program
2011
2020 Ongoing
3
Current program to
shuttle Americans to the ISS
Artemis program 2017
Ongoing
Ongoing
0
Current program to
bring humans to the Moon again

Table Information Courtesy NASA.gov

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