Falls on 20 February, the anniversary of the launch of the Soviet Union, the basic unit for the Mir space station Mir.
In this day, from 1986, he released the former Soviet Union (now Russia) the basic unit for the space station Mir, which provide living quarters for the astronauts, including kitchen and cooking equipment, storage cabins, the crew’s individual and personal hygiene, has been the launch of 5 additional units between March 1987 and April 1996.
It was “Mir” the first space station made up of units assembled in space, to consist of the Russian space, the block size greater than the size of the mass of any other spacecraft, has been adopted at the time of the largest satellite created by human in orbit, was is the and burned in the atmosphere in 2001.
On 20 February 1962, the John Glenn, the first American orbiting the planet, within the Project Mercury Project Mercury, on board the spacecraft “Friendship 7” Friendship 7.
House Glenn around the Earth 3 times in 4 hours and 55 minutes, has made NASA NASA this achievement using computer-UHV IBM 7030 Stretch Supercomputer.
On 20 February 2013, it was discovered a planet “Kepler-37 b” Kepler-37b is the smallest planet known outside the solar system.
On 20 February 1998, has achieved the US box office the fastest billion dollars in profits made during the period in the year, in 51 days just made Hollywood films that record is unprecedented.
Of the films featured during this year, the movie the women (achieved $ 554 million) and Saving Private Ryan (482 million US$) order ($380 million) and the life of an insect ($364 million) and Moulin (305 million dollars) and Doctor Dolittle ($295 million).