We continue to celebrate the anniversary of the Mars Launch! Just two years ago, the Rover was launched, reaching Mars on February 18, 2021–returning videos, information and photos on a continual daily basis. How nice that we are blessed to be in the USA!

I am sharing the past year’s history of important NASA flight:

Mission Summary:

NASA Mission Summary – 2021
First Launch
January 8, 2021
Last Launch
December 30, 2021
Total Launches
146
Successes
135

Table Information Courtesy NASA.gov

Individual Missions:

Major NASA Missions – 2021 – 2022
Launch Date Mission Vehicle Launch Site Total Launch Cost
2021
02/18/2021 LANDING on Mars:
Mars 2020
N/A N/A N/A
12/25/2021 MIRI
One of four instruments on the James Webb Space Telescope, the  id-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI, studies planets, stars, and galaxies in infrared light
Ariane 5 rocket Arianespace’s
ELA-3 launch complex at Europe’s Spaceport located near
Kourou, French Guiana
$10B
2022
08/01/2022
10/11/2022
DUE: Between Period
Psyche
The Psyche mission is a journey to a unique metal-rich asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter
Psyche SpaceX
Hawthorne, CA
$850M

Table Information Courtesy NASA.gov

Hopefully the next year will prosper once again. 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:

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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