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Fraser
2013-Apr-11, 06:10 PM
On May 28, 1971, the Soviet Union launched the Mars 3 mission which, like its previously-launched and ill-fated sibling Mars 2, consisted of an orbiter and lander destined for the Red Planet. Just over six months later on December 2, 1971, the spacecraft arrived at Mars. The lander’s descent module separated from the orbiter, and, [...]

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