CAME CLOSE TO VENUS ON THIS DAY IN 1962

Mariner 2 was a U.S. space probe to Venus and the first robotic space probe
in the NASA Mariner program to conduct a successful planetary encounter. The
spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral on August 27, 1962 and passed
as close as 21,607 Miles to Venus.   

        
          Launch of Mariner 2
       
          Detailed Graph of the Mariner 2 Spacecraft.

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