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You Can’t Fail Unless You Try: The Soviet Venus & Mars Missions of 1962

1 Nov 2017, 13:29 UTC
You Can’t Fail Unless You Try: The Soviet Venus & Mars Missions of 1962 via Drew Ex Machina
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As anyone with even a passing knowledge of spaceflight can tell you, space is an unforgiving place. While the majority of space missions launched today are successful, these successes came at the cost of a lot of failures especially during the early years of the Space Age. It sometimes took years of failures and learning hard lessons from them in order to develop the technology, engineering practices and management techniques needed to ensure that complex spacecraft could be built and accomplish their missions. This was especially true of early planetary missions which had to fly many millions of miles for several months before they would reach their target for a brief encounter with only one chance for everything to work as intended.

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