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Venera is the Russian name for the planet Venus. It is also the name of the USSR program for sending spacecraft to the planet Venus. A Venera 3 spacecraft was the first manmade object to land on another planet in our solar system. Venera 3 crash landed on Venus on 1 March 1966.[1] Venera 7 also landed on Venus. It landed in 1970. It was the first spacecraft to send information back to Earth after landing on another planet.[2]


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  1. "Venera 3". NASA. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  2. "Venera 7". NASA. Retrieved July 21, 2020.