Flyby - the simplest interplanetary exploration mission



1962: Mariner 2 to Venus; first 1962: Mariner 2 to Venus; first successful interplanetary mission successful interplanetary mission

1965: Mariner 4 to Mars 1965: Mariner 4 to Mars

    By the time Mariner 2 reached Venus, the By the time Mariner 2 reached Venus, the successor to the Mariner flyby program successor to the Mariner flyby program had already been in work for two years: had already been in work for two years: Voyager
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