Kennedy Receives Mariner 2 Model

Kennedy Receives Mariner 2 Model

This 1961 print shows Dr. William H. Pickering, (center) JPL Director, presenting a Mariner booster indication to President John F. Kennedy, (right). NASA Administrator James Webb is station directly behind a Mariner model.

Mariner 2 launched 50 years ago on Aug. 27, 1962.

The Mariner 2 examine flew by Venus in 1962, promulgation behind information on the atmosphere, mass, and continue patterns. It stopped transmitting in 1963 after delivering a resources of systematic information.

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