Vega Solar System Probe Bus and Landing Apparatus at the Udvar-Hazy Center

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In 1984 the Soviet Union launched the Vega 1 and Vega 2 spacecraft, which flew by Venus and dispatched atmospheric instruments and landers, then went on to pass through the tail of Comet Halley.

Photographer:

Dane Penland

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2005-29881

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Institution

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