Uwingu celebrates 50th anniversary of Marnier 4 Mission

November 30, 2014 3:09 PM

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Uwingu celebrates 50th anniversary of Marnier 4 Mission

The space funding corporation, Uwingu beamed 90,000 messages, pictures and names to Mars on November 28, Friday to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the launch of Marnier 4 mission.

The mission was launched in November 1964 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It took eight months for Mariner to reach the Red Planet. It snapped several images of Mars making its closest approach on July 15, 1965.

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