Space flight, 2004
von Puttkamer, Jesco Formerly, Office of Space Flight, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
- International Space Station
- Progress M1-11 (no. 260)
- Soyuz TMA-4 (no. 214)
- Progress M-49 (no. 249)
- Progress M-50 (no. 250)
- Soyuz TMA-5 (no. 215)
- United States Space Activities
- Space shuttle
- Advanced transportation systems activities
- Space sciences and astronomy
- Earth science
- Department of Defense (DOD) space activities
- Commercial space activities
- Russian Space Activities
- European Space Activities
- Commercial activities
- Space science
- Asian Space Activities
- Other Countries' Space Activities
- Additional Readings
For space flight, 2004 was a year of strong contrasts. Human and robotic space activities set new marks with a lineup of unique accomplishments, preparing the stage for new developments that will contribute greatly to human exploration beyond the Earth. At the same time, 2004 saw a decline in the utilization of space, as the number of launches to orbit plus the number of satellites reached the lowest levels since 1961.
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