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Pioneer 5
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Pioneer 5
Date: 11 Mar 1960

America kicked off a busy decade of space exploration in 1960s with Pioneer 5. The spacecraft entered orbit around the Sun between Earth and Venus and provided the first map of the magnetic field between planets, which had only been a theory.


Pioneer 5 was last contacted on June 26, 1960.


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