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Mariner spacecraft to Mars
with various cacheted covers

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Notes

  • There are various cachets in this listing, including printed cachets by SPACECRAFT, SPACE VOYAGE, CENTENNIAL (unmarked), ORBIT (unmarked), and other unknowns. There are also rubber stamp cachets, label cachets, etc.
  • All covers are unaddressed unless otherwise noted.
  • The majority of the SPACECRAFT printed cacheted covers have a very tiny printed address at the right bottom of the envelope.
  • The SPACECRAFT cachets listed here are the "Cadillac" of space cacheted covers that were issued from 1960 through 1975, drawn by artist Carl Swanson. They all are in two colors and depict the Mariner spacecraft and give details of the mission. Most of the SPACECRAFT cacheted covers have and additional descriptive filler card or paper insert with more details on the mission.
  • All commemorative covers are for launches unless otherwise noted.

Brief History of early space exploration beyond earth and its satellite the Moon

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LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
MARINR020042$8.0002/25/1969C
MARINER 6 LAUNCH, on a five month voyage to probe the mysteries of Mars, will analyze the atmosphere and provide good photos of objects as small as 900 feet across. Two color SPACECRAFT printed cachet. (Note: Cape Canaveral postoffice was closed at the time of launch 8:29 PM EST on 02/24 and so these covers were canceled the next morning).

MARINR020050A$9.0003/27/1969C
MARINER 7 LAUNCH, on a flyby mission to Mars. Mission: to study the surface, atmosphere and establish the basis for future Mars missions. TV cameras will take pictures during flyby. Two color SPACECRAFT printed cachet.

MARINR020070$8.0007/31/1969C
MARINER 6 FLYBY of Mars, TV pictures to show if canals exist; geometric patterns. Photos will (see) features as small as 900 feet across... Passed within 2,000 miles - 1:18 A.M. EDT 31 July. Two color SPACECRAFT printed cachet.

MARINR020070A$8.0007/31/1969P
MARINER 6 FLYBY of Mars, TV pictures to show if canals exist; geometric patterns. Photos will (see) features as small as 900 feet across... Passed within 2,000 miles - 1:18 A.M. EDT 31 July. Two color SPACECRAFT printed cachet.

MARINR020071$6.0007/31/1969C
MARINER 6 FLYBY of Mars, red printed cachet (unidentified, but looks like an ORBIT cachet) shows flight path of Mariner 6 from Earth to Mars and equatorial pass of Mariner 6 over Mars. Cachet gives additional facts of observations: No free nitrogen in Mars atmosphere, Ice (water) crystals observed, organic material on Mars surface, and Mars has muti-cratered surface.

MARINR020080$8.0008/05/1969C
MARINER 7 FLYBY of Mars, Martian atmosphere can provide clues to the age and evolution of the planet and the environment in which life forms would exist, passes within 2,000 miles - 1:00 A.M. EDT 5 Aug. Two-color SPACECRAFT printed cachet.

MARINR020080A$8.0008/05/1969P
MARINER 7 FLYBY of Mars, Martian atmosphere can provide clues to the age and evolution of the planet and the environment in which life forms would exist, passes within 2,000 miles - 1:00 A.M. EDT 5 Aug. Two-color SPACECRAFT printed cachet.

MARINR020081A$5.0008/05/1969C
MARINER 7 FLYBY of Mars, two color printed cachet (unidentified, but looks like a CENTENNIAL cachet) shows flight path of Mariner 7 from Earth to Mars, with printed text: Mars Fly-By. Mariner 7 transmits photos back to earth as it passes the planet Mars. August 5, 1969.

MARINR020090A$8.0008/06/1969K
MARINER 7 FLYBY of Mars, SCARCE with Kennedy Space Center cancel for this event. SPECIAL cover with U.S. flag stamp and Paraguay C 0.20 stamp showing our solar system (including Mars), both stamps are tied to cover by the Kennedy Space Center machine cancel. Three-line purple word rubber stamp cachet plus pictorial blue rubber stamp cachet of Mariner spacecraft. (Note: Kennedy Space Center postoffice was closed on day of flyby, so covers were cancelled the next day, 08/06). Large Address label.

MARINR020126$7.5011/13/1971P
MARINER 9 ORBITS MARS. Two color SPACE VOYAGE printed cachet, descriptive and detailed, shows the Planet Mars and the Mariner 9 spacecraft, with text: Launched from Cape Kennedy May 30, 1971 Mariner 9 Orbits Mars. Huge dust storm covers most of planet Mars at time of orbit November 13th, 4:32 p.m. PST. IMAGE

DB: stats: tusd(41,10,31,0)

Brief history of early space exploration beyond earth and its satellite the Moon

The two closest planetary neighbors of Earth are Venus and Mars and these were focused on for observation in the early days on man's exploration of our solar system.

The U.S. had a series of spacecraft or space probes called "Mariner". Mariner 1 and 2 were launched in 1962 to study Venus.

The first U.S. spacecraft launched for Mars exploration was on November 5, 1964. This mission, called Mariner 3, went into solar orbit as it had a shroud failure preventing it from flying by Mars.

Mariner 4 was launched a few weeks later on November 28, 1964 and was the first manmade spacecraft to pass within about 6,000 miles (9,700 kilometers) of Mars after a journey of 228 days.

On July 14, 1965, the Mariner 4 spacecraft rendezvoused with Mars and sent the first close-up photographs which showed with startling clarity that the surface of Mars closely resembled that on the Moon.

Other Mariner missions to Mars include Mariner 6, 7, 8, and 9 to further explore the red planet. The first U.S. spacecraft to land on Mars was a spacecraft called Viking 1 which occurred on July 20, 1976.

The U.S.S.R.'s first attempt to study Mars was in 1960 with two launches, both of which failed. The Russian's next attempts were in 1962 with three launches, one of which was called "MARS-1". These attempts also failed to achieve their goal of going to Mars. Their next Mars probe was not until 1971 and this started a series of additional Mars probes during the 1970s which included landing on the surface of Mars.

Check out my online lists which include the commemorate covers for the U.S.S.R. Mars missions:

USSR ANKLAM Covers and USSR SWANSON Covers


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