Launch Points: Got There First

Since its serendipitous yet second-place showing in the satellite space race set JPL on its current course of planetary missions, the lab has seen a lot of firsts. These missions, designed, built, and managed by JPL, propelled inaugural visits to Venus, Mars, Neptune, Uranus, and interstellar space.

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Photo of Mariner 2: Courtesy NASA/JPL