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15/07/1965 The Mariner 4 takes the first close-up photos of another planet

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Five Ways Mariner 4 Changed Mars Exploration

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Anniversary of Mariner 4 Mars Flyby

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Mariner 4 - The First Successful Mars Flyby - Orbiter 2010

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Mariner4: Part2 on July 14, 1965

Mariner 4 performed the first successful flyby of the planet Mars, returning the first close-up pictures of the Martian surface. It captured the first images of another planet ever returned from deep space; their depiction of a cratered, seemingly dead world largely changed the scientific community's view of life on Mars