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November 6, 1973

On November 6, 1973, NASA’a Pioneer 10 spacecraft began photographing Jupiter. Jupiter was reluctant at first, but Pioneer 10 promised that it would only take tasteful, professional photos and would allow Jupiter to decide on which photos would be shown … Continue reading

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July 15, 1972

On July 15, 1972, NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft became the first to enter the asteroid belt. NASA engineers spent several nerve-wracking hours dodging asteroids to successfully navigate this dangerous area of space… Continue reading

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