Friday, July 15, 2016
Mariner 4: First flyby Mars 1965
Mariner 4 made the first flyby of Mars July 15, 1965. After Mariner 3 was lost, Mariner 4 was successfully launched November 18, 1964. It took the first close-up pictures of the Martian surface.
Communications were terminated December 21, 1967.
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