July 14, 1965 – Mariner 4 flies close to Mars

14 Jul. 1965 An American space probe, Mariner 4, flies within 6,118 miles of Mars after an eight month journey. This mission provided the first close-up images of the red planet. The mission had been launched 28 Nov. 1964.

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~ by tellinghistory on July 14, 2009.

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