|Falcon 9 launches Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter
8/4/22 ~ 7:08pm
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Falcon 9 launches the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) "Danuri" to the moon. This launch was the second one from Cape
Canaveral on August 4, marking the first time since Gemini 12 in 1966 that two orbital space launches took place the same
calendar day here, and the first within 24 hours of each other since 1967 (not counting missile tests). The launch was the 34th
space launch from the Cape in 2022, also setting a new record for the most space-purposed launches here in one year, of which
the previous record of 33 also took place in 1966.