January 23 2003 – NASA Loses Contact With Pioneer 10

January 23 2003 – NASA Loses Contact With Pioneer 10Rate this post After more than 30 years and 7.4 billion miles traveled, engineers at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California were finally unable to receive a transmission from Pioneer 10 on January 23, 2003. The first spacecraft to leave the solar system, the probe served well beyond its initial mission term of 21 months. When introduced in the 1960s, the concept of an interplanetary study was on the fringes of the mission profile the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was looking for. Driven by President of the United States John F. Kennedy’s proclamation that American feet would […]

January 23 1973 – US President Richard Nixon announces a peace accord with Vietnam

Richard Nixon Announces a Peace Accord with Vietnam

January 23 1973 – US President Richard Nixon announces a peace accord with Vietnam4 (80%) 1 vote On January 23, 1973, US President Richard Nixon went on air to announce a peace accord with Vietnam ending about two decades of America’s longest military engagement in the Asian countries of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and Việt Nam Cộng-sản formally signed “An Agreement Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam”, also known as the Paris Peace Accords thus acquiescing to the growing demand to end action in Vietnam. The peace agreement was effective from January 27, 1973. The US involvement in the region came […]