Kennedy Receives Mariner 2 Model

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Dr. William H. Pickering, (center) JPL Director, presenting Mariner spacecraft model to President John F. Kennedy, (right). NASA Administrator James Webb is standing directly behind the Mariner model. The Mariner 2 probe (launched on August 27, 1962) flew by Venus on December 14, 1962, sending back data on its atmosphere, mass, and weather patterns. It stopped transmitting in 1963 after delivering a wealth of scientific information. Mariner 2 was the first successful planetary flyby.

Image Number: P8698A
Date: January 17, 1963

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