[FPSPACE] Mariner 4 Mars encounter 50 years ago today

Andrew LePage drew at drewexmachina.com
Tue Jul 14 10:41:59 EDT 2015

As we wait anxiously for the results from New Horizons' encounter with 
Pluto, exactly 50 years ago today the world watched as Mariner 4 flew by 
Mars and eventually returned the first close up images of our neighbor. 
Today's post on Drew Ex Machina tells the story of the Mariner 4 mission 
and how it began to transform our view of Mars from the realm of 
speculation and science fiction into a real world with a distinctive 
history which we are exploring today.


Drew LePage

Andrew J. LePage
Physicist & Writer


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