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VENUS

Introduction Inside Venus Atmosphere and Clouds Transit of Venus Spacecraft Visits Web Links

VENUS SPACECRAFT VISITS


Mission Name Date Accomplishment
Mariner 2 1962 Fly-by mission
Venera 7 1970 First landing on another planet
Mariner 10 1974 First close-up photos
Venera 9 1975 First photos of the surface
Pioneer Venus 1 1978 First radar, UV, and infrared images
Pioneer Venus 2 1978 Probe examines the atmosphere
Magellan 1990 Global radar mapping (through the clouds)
Venus has been visited by spacecraft over 20 times. It was visited by NASA'sMariner 2 (in 1962), Pioneer Venus (in 1978), the Soviet Union's Venera 7 (in 1970) and Venera 9 (in 1975, this was the first spacecraft to land on another planet).




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