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1h 47min, oct 14, 1960 y - Marsnik 1 & 2 Failed Mars flyby attempt (USSR)

Description:

also known as Korabl 4 &5 and Mars 1960A &1960B

this mission was indeed intended for Mars and launched unsuccessfully in October 1960.

Korabl 4 and 5 were the Soviet Union's first attempts at interplanetary probes. The third stage of both launch vehicles failed, and neither obtained Earth orbit.

Korabl 4:
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=MARSNK1
Korabl 5:
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=MARSNK2

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the videos are in the parts of Mars Exploration Rover Spirit...

Date:

1h 47min, oct 14, 1960 y
Now
~ 58 years ago

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