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1970

January 4
Thomas O. Paine, NASA Administrator, speaks at the dedication of the Lunar Science Institute.


January 5–8
The Apollo 11 Lunar Science Conference is held in Houston, Texas.


March 1
A. R. Kuhlthau assumes Presidency of USRA.

 

April 11
Apollo 13 is launched. Its Moon landing is aborted due to an explosion in its oxygen tanks. 

 

May 13–14
The first meeting of the Lunar Sample Review Board, with William W. Rubey as Chairman, meets at LSI.

 

August 17
The Soviets launch Venera 7, the first probe to successfully land on Venus.

 

September 9–11
The Structure, Composition, and History of the Lunar Surface is hosted and sponsored by the LSI.

 

September 12
The Soviets launch Luna 16, which is the first robotic spacecraft to successfully return lunar soil.

 

November 17
The Soviets launch Luna 17, the first robotic rover to land on the Moon.

 

 

Venera 7 Capsule Luna 17 William W. Rubey Dedication Program Dedication InvitationThomas O. Paine Apollo 13 patch