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Aug. 27, 1962, the United States launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past Venus the following December.

INDIA—Mrs. Kennedy and her sister Princess Lee Radziwill returning from their visit to the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, followed by a launch of press photographers. In the center is their hostess, the Maharana of Mewar, 1962.

I remember laying in bed at age 8 or 9 reading Tom Swift and the Jetmarine while this played on the radio.