Matt Hefler Presents: On This Day October 18, 1967

On this day (October 18th) in 1967: The Soviet Union is successful in sending a probe beyond the clouds of Venus, getting the first glimpse into the atmosphere of the planet. The probe, named Venera 4, took four-months to reach Venus. Vanera 4 assessed an atmospheric composition of 95% carbon dioxide. The signals transmitted from the probe were picked up by a radio telescope in North West England.

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