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posted 12-21-2004 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cklofas   Click Here to Email cklofas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just received a Russian pin for Xmas. It is about 1/2 " square with 2 white rockets zooming toward a red planet on a black backround. Saturn is depicted to the left of the rockets' contrails. There is an inscription "MAPC-2
MAPC-3"
in the lower right hand corner. Anyone have an idea what this item is ?

David Stephenson
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posted 12-22-2004 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Stephenson   Click Here to Email David Stephenson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,
i have this pin and i think it is for the Mars 2 and 3.
Mars 3lauched on May 28th 1971 and was an orbiter and lander and sent back photos and data,dont know about Mars 2.
David

David Stephenson
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posted 12-22-2004 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Stephenson   Click Here to Email David Stephenson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello again,
i just looked up the Mars 2 and 3 in a book of mine.Mars 2 vanished without trace but a global dust storm was raging upon its arrival time.Mars 3 was responsible for the first martian broadcast but after starting to transmit a picture it stopped after 20 seconds.
David

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