Mariner 1

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Mariner 1
Mariner 2.jpg
An artist's picture of Mariner 1
Organization: NASA
Mission type: Fly-by (planned)
Flyby of: Venus (planned)
Launch date: July 22, 1962
Launch vehicle: Atlas-Agena B
Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
NSSDC ID: MARIN1
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The launch of Mariner 1

Mariner 1 was a NASA spacecraft. It was the first spacecraft in the Mariner program. Mariner 1 was planned to do a Venus fly-by. However, it was destroyed by the Range Safety Officer 293 seconds after launch. It was destroyed because the rocket moved off course and was a safety risk. Mariner 1 was followed by Mariner 2.

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