According to the first episode of the series, the ill-fated Jupiter 2 launched on its mission to Alpha Centauri on this date, October 16, 1997.
So 18 years ago, the Space Family Robinson went missing in this tragic Alpha Control accident. Also lost, believed liquidated in the lift-off exhaust, was Doctor of Space Psychology Zachary Smith.
|Official Alpha Control portrait of the doomed Robinson family|
(l-4) John, Maureen, Judy, Major Don West;