Current events for
|Events in space history for 09/17:|
- Konstantin Tsiolkousky born (1857).
- First airplane crash fatality, Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge, who was a passenger of Orville Wright in Wright's biplane (1908).
- Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of the Moon (1968).
- First transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min (1911).