Construction begins on the first two-rocket mission: Aurora 5. The first rocket, Aurora 5a, will take a crew to Mun, and back. The second rocket, Aurora 5b, will deliver a lander to the crew in orbit. 39 more words
After the failure of the first Minmus communications satellite, an improved model is prepared and launched, also on top of an Aurora Rocket! Construction starts immediately on MINT 1, the Minmus Interplanetary Network Transmitter.