Space exploration was all the rage in the 1960s. Culminating in the Apollo 11 space mission, when Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, the Space Race actually began after the Soviet Union launched the world’s first man-made object into the Earth’s Orbit (Sputnik). Did you know that the Moon wasn’t the only space destination?
In the following clip from British Pathé, you’ll see classic news coverage of two early missions to Venus: the Mariner II probe from the U.S. and the Venera 4 from the Soviet Union. Check them out and let us know, what are your memories of the moon landing in 1969?