Two engineers standing with Mariner 1 on May 2, 1962 in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility.

December 23, 2019

JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility looks more like a hangar in this photo of two engineers standing with Mariner 1 on May 2, 1962. However, the gowning procedures were far less rigorous than they are today. Mariner 1 was destroyed during its attempted launch to Venus.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech

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