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Space Cover of the Week, Week 94 (January 30, 2011)

Space Cover #94, Pioneer-Venus Parachute Landing Tests

The above Space Cover of the Week commemorates the first of four Pioneer-Venus Parachute Landing Tests that were held on June 4,5,6 and 9, 1975 at Kennedy Space Center. High Bay-1 of the Vehicle Assembly Building was used for the tests because it offers an ideal wind free testing facility at no additional construction costs. This building was also used for the parachute tests for the Viking Mars mission. The tests were conducted for the Ames Research Center, which has responsibility for the Pioneer-Venus project, by a KSC team which included Chief Test Supervisor, William Schick; Project Engineer, Hans Rudolf and Test Supervisor, Gilbert Whittaker.

The cover set was serviced by Ken Havekotte.

John Macco
Space Unit #1457

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