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NASA’s Brush With Mars 50 Years Ago

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On July 21, 1969, Mariner 6 came within 2,100 miles of the Martian surface. That may not sound all that close but remember Mars and Earth are never less than 34 million miles from each other. For a look at Martian exploration then and now, planetary scientist Nick Schneider, of CU Boulder speaks with Colorado Matters. He's currently on the Mars monitoring team: MAVEN.