VENUS PROBE LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

 Mariner_2_launch

mariner-2 

Mariner 2 was the first successful spacecraft in the NASA Mariner program and
the first space probe to conduct a successful planetary encounter. It passed
within 22,000 miles of Venus on December 14, 1962.The spacecraft was
designed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute
of Technology
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mariner2 model kennedy
President Kennedy (far right) is presented with a model of Mariner 2

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