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Mariner 9 / Mars #454748

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 11, 1971
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(Studio) Mariner 9 near Mars. 76 million mile from earth to Mars.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pasadena, California) Photos of Mars sent back from craft shown. [Mariner Control Dr. Albert HIBBS - says dust cloud obscures surface features; notes 1969 photograph compared to 1971 photo.] Craft 1/2 million mile from Mars; will go into orbit Saturday; animation of events to come shown. Scientists hope to map 70% of Mars. 5,000 photos expected.

Chancellor, John;
Neal, Roy

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