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Mariner 2

Mariner 2

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Mariner 2
NASA's Mariner 2, which flew by Venus in 1962, was the first scientifically successful interplanetary flyby mission. The Soviet Union's Venera 1 probe made a successful distant flyby of Venus in 1961, though no particularly useful science data were obtained.

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