Startup: Failed Explorations of Love

Either Venera-1, or its sister craft, Venera-1VA. Nobody seems sure which.

On May 19, 1961, the Soviet Union succeeded in sending Venera-1, an unmanned probe, on a relatively close pass of the planet Venus. Sort of. The probe succeeded in its mission, was able to fly within 100,000 kms of the planet and […]