Model of Mars 3 spacecraft, 1971

Made:
1971 (original)
SMG00155212

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Model of Mars 3 spacecraft, scale 1:48, original launched 28 May 1971

Twins Mars 2 and Mars 3 were launched 9 days apart by the Soviet Mars Program. Mars 2 failed and crashed headfirst into the surface, Mars 3 landed softly but failed soon after.

Details

Category:
Space Technology
Object Number:
1986-854
Materials:
metal (unknown), paint, plastic (unidentified) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (hanging): 120 mm x 150 mm x 95 mm, , .3kg
type:
space probe
taxonomy:
  • transportation vehicles
  • vehicles
  • spacecraft
  • unmanned spacecraft
  • visual works
credit:
Copley's