We are entering the sixth month of this very busy year in space! And June couldn’t be any different: it’s full of events, starting with two human missions on the same day!
One of them, with a special taste for Brazil. After all, it would be the second time in history that a Brazilian has launched into space. The other, of fundamental importance to China, takes the country one step further in the hotly contested space competition.
The month also brings interesting natural phenomena such as the International Space Station (ISS), satellite launches and the first Super Moon of the year.
It should be noted that all times mentioned here will vary based on the Brasilia (DF) time zone and depending on what part of the country you are in.
June Astronomical Calendar
June 4: Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft will take off from the company’s launch site One facility at Van Horn in West Texas at 10 a.m., with six passengers on board for a short orbital flight of about 11 minutes on the Kerman Line (100 km above sea level). , Considered by international authorities as the boundary of space.