Hosts: Pat, Julie & Hugh
Title: Hot Air Balloons and Hot Air Hosts
This week in space/astronomy history:
1. June 2, 2003 – ESA launches Mars Express. It reached Mars that December; Beagle 2 was carried along and released at Mars, but contact was lost. M.E. is still going strong, and has produced a nearly complete topographical map of Mars.
2. June 5, 1989 – Voyager 2 starts regular observations of Neptune. Its last encounter with a planet brought Voyager 2 close enough to Neptune to make observations of activity in the atmosphere.
3. June 5, 1783 – Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier gave the first successful balloon flight demonstration.