NASA Space Shuttle Launch..Great info..It's still hard to understand or believe that after $980 Billion or now more than 1Trillion Dollars invested in NASA's budget we now have to hitch a ride into space with the fine folks from Russia.
August 27, 1962. Mariner 2 launches to Venus. Four months later, it becomes the first spacecraft to return useful scientific information to Earth from the vicinity of another planet. Photo credit: NASA.