July 14th 1965 - Mariner 4 Takes Picture of Mars
 

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July 14th 1965 - Mariner 4 Takes Picture of Mars
Mariner 4 was launched in November of 1964. It passed Mars in July 1965. As it passed, it took 22 pictures of the planet. Its instrument package recorded that Mars had a thin atmosphere composed primarily of carbon dioxide.
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