• Short Summary

    America's Mariner-9 spacecraft was off on its six-month journey to Mars on Monday (31 May) in the wake of two Soviet craft, Mars-2 and Mars-3.

  • Description

    America's Mariner-9 spacecraft was off on its six-month journey to Mars on Monday (31 May) in the wake of two Soviet craft, Mars-2 and Mars-3.

    The successful launching, followed by faultless separation from the parent rocket, cheered space agency officials depressed by the failure earlier this month of Mariner-9's twin, Mariner-8 -- which plunged into the Atlantic only minutes after blast-off, a 77 million dollar (35 million sterling) flop.

    Since then, the Soviet Union has announced two successful Launchings. All three spacecraft should reach Mars around the end of November.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABDTXZZU93LYE5XX7WRFCWKL2W
    Media URN:
    VLVABDTXZZU93LYE5XX7WRFCWKL2W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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