SPACE PROBE LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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One hundred nine days after launch, Mariner 2 flies by Venus

Mariner 2 was the first robotic space probe in the NASA program to reach the
vicinity of the planet Venus in December of the same year..

 

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President John F. Kennedy (right) receives a Mariner 2 model from NASA
representatives in 1961

 

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