On March 6, 1986, the Soviet Union’s Vega 1 spacecraft flew by Halley’s Comet. Vega 1 was the first of five missions to fly by Halley’s Comet in the same month. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.

On March 6, 1986, the Soviet Union’s Vega 1 spacecraft flew by Halley’s Comet. Vega 1 was the first of five missions to fly by Halley’s Comet in the same month. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.

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