Mariner 10

Mariner 10 used the gravity of Venus to propel itself to Mercury.

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Mariner 10 used the gravity of Venus to propel itself to Mercury.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 1997
Credit: National Air and Space Museum , Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum , Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Dane Penland
NASM 80-4979
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Mariner 10 used the gravity of Venus to propel itself to Mercury.