[FPSPACE] 50 Years Ago Today: The Launch of Mariner 3

Andrew LePage drew at drewexmachina.com
Wed Nov 5 09:16:46 EST 2014

With the recent string of space-related failures in the news, it needs 
to be remembered that this is nothing new and that space projects can 
quickly recover from them to achieve great things. Today's post on Drew 
Ex Machina recounts the mission of Mariner 3 and how the Mariner-Mars 
1964 project was able to recover from this failure to launch what would 
turn out to be the first successful mission to Mars only 23 days later.


Drew LePage

Andrew J. LePage
Physicist & Writer


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