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First manmade object on Mars

First manmade object on Mars - the descent module of the Mars 2 orbiter.

27 November, 1971

The descent module of the Mars 2 orbiter became the first object to reach the surface of planet Mars on 27th November 1971. The module unfortunately had malfunctioned and crashed. Mars 2 was launched by the Soviet Union on 19th May 1971.

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