• Short Summary

    THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) OF THE UNITED STATES HAS RELEASED THIS OFFICIAL FILM OF THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE LAUNCHING OF THE TWO MARINER SPACECRAFT TO MARS SOMETIME AFTER MAY 5TH.

  • Description

    THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) OF THE UNITED STATES HAS RELEASED THIS OFFICIAL FILM OF THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE LAUNCHING OF THE TWO MARINER SPACECRAFT TO MARS SOMETIME AFTER MAY 5TH.

    THE SPACECRAFT AND DESIGNATED MARINER 8 AND MARINER 9 AND WILL TAKE-OFF FROM CAPE KENNEDY TEN DAYS APART. THEY WILL RENDEZVOUS IN THE MARS ORBIT AND ARE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN SURVEYING MARS ABOUT MID-NOVEMBER - SIX MONTHS AFTER LIFT-OFF.

    THE FILM SHOWS VIEWS TAKEN OF MARS BY MARINER 7 IN 1969 - BUT THEY ARE NOWHERE AS DETAILED AS THE ONES HOPED TO BE OBTAINED BY MARINERS 8 AND 9, WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO ORBIT FOR THREE MONTHS, OBSERVING AND MAPPING NEARLY 70% OF THE PLANET'S SURFACE FROM ALTITUDES SOMETIMES AS LOW AS 500 MILES (800 KILOMETRES).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEX0LTI9J3BKQLCMQCBTHXE132
    Media URN:
    VLVAEX0LTI9J3BKQLCMQCBTHXE132
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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