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01/09/1979 Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn

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Pioneer 11 Animation and Archive Footage

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Pioneer 10 & Pioneer 11: "Exploration of the Planets" pt1-2 1971 NASA

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40th Anniversary Of Pioneer 11 Launch To Outer Solar System | Video

Pioneer 11 is a 259-kilogram robotic space probe launched by NASA in 1973 to study the asteroid belt, the environment around Jupiter and Saturn, solar wind and cosmic rays. It was the first probe to encounter Saturn and the second to fly through the asteroid belt and by Jupiter.