Tag: spacecraft

55 Years Back In Time: Mariner 2 First to Venus

55 Years Back In Time: Mariner 2 First to Venus

55 Years Ago Mariner 2 Was Passing Close To Venus Friday, December 14, 1962, while The Beatles were recording their first No. 1 hit, “Please, Please Me,” 36 million miles away data is coming back to Earth, sent from the Mariner 2 spacecraft, which comes within range of Venus. At that time, a young scientist named Carl Sagan has…

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You Can Send Your Name On Mars

You Can Send Your Name On Mars

If you want your name to reach Mars, now it’s possible! NASA is about to launch a Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior. InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is more than a Mars mission. Understanding the processes that shaped…

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