PROBE LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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An Atlas rocket leaves the launch pad at Cape Canaveral with Mariner
2 on board

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Mariner 2 was the first robotic space probe to conduct a successful planetary
encounter when it passed within 22,000 miles of Venus on December 14, 1962.


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Dr. William H. Pickering, (center) Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director, is
presenting a Mariner 2 spacecraft model to President John F. Kennedy 
in 1963.

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