A CLOSE ENCOUNTER ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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Mariner 10 was a robotic space probe launched by NASA on November 3,
1973, to fly by the planets Mercury and Venus. The spacecraft flew past
Mercury three times with the first encounter taking place on March 29,
1974 (below). Mariner 10 was deactivated March 24, 1975.

 



Mercury in black and white.


Artists’ impression of the Mariner 10 mission.

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,HISTORY,NASA,Photography,SPACE,Stamps and have No Comments

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