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NASA celebrated 50th Anniversary of First Mars Mission, Mariner 4

Nov 29, 2014 12:12 IST

Mars, Mariner 4 missionNASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first mission to Mars, Mariner 4 mission on 28 November 2014. Mariner 4 mission launched on 28 November 1964 was the NASA’s first successful journey to Mars.

The Mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

About Mariner 4 mission
Mariner 4 made its closest approach to Mars on 15 July 1965 and sent back first images of another world beyond the Earth-Moon system. During its flight, the Marine 4 recorded information on surface temperatures of Mars and also measured the magnetic field and atmospheric pressure of the planet.

Scientific Instrument(s) carried included
• Imaging system
• Helium magnetometer
• Plasma probe
• Cosmic-ray telescope
• Cosmic ray detector
• Cosmic dust detector

Mariner 4 remained operational long after its planned eight-month mission life. It lasted about three years in solar orbit, continuing long-term studies of the solar wind and making coordinated measurements with the Mariner 5 spacecraft. NASA last communicated with the craft on 21 December 1967.

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