This Day In Astro History

Mariner 9
Mariner 9, Mars Explorer

May 30

1971 - Mariner 9 (USA) launched. On November 13, 1971 Mariner 9 arrives in Mars orbit. It returns 6900 images, ultraviolet and infra-red spectrometers and infra-red radiometer.

1966 - Surveyor 1 launch, the first U.S. spacecraft to land safely on the Moon.
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