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The Race to Mars 1965 1969 1971-72 1973-74 1976 1988 1993 1996 1997 1999 2001 2003-04 2005 Milestones in exploration

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Mars 6 crashes into the Pyrrhae region of Mars in March 1974
1973-74

Four more space craft head for Mars from the Soviet Union.

Mars 4 and 5 both attempt to orbit the planet but only Mars 5 succeeds.

Mars 6 attempts to land on Mars but crashes. Mars 7 also misses its target.

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