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WTIC radio did a special evening broadcast from the Springfield Museum of Science where Assistant Curator Richard Hoagland had assembled several well known scientists to discuss Mariner 5’s Fly-by of Venus on October 19th.  The program was titled “Space – the First Decade”. Pictures courtesy of Dick Bertel.

Dick Bertel anchors “Space - the First Decade.”  The program originated from the Springfield Museum of Science.  The man on the extreme right of the photo is James Van Allen, discoverer of the Van Allen Belt, the electromagnetic field that surrounds the Earth.

Richard Hoagland, who appeared many times on WTIC in the 1960s, and who was featured with Dick Bertel on “The Night of the Encounter”, the first fly-by of Mars in 1965, interviews prominent scientists about the all but impenetrable atmosphere of Venus.

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