Current Location:
Section 33 (VS) -> Middle Shelf (VS33)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 33; Middle Shelf

Mariner 4 Drawing

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.18.26
Related artists
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dan Goods
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
July 1965
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11 in Width: 20 in
Note: Frame Dimensions: 26" x 18"
Historical Context:
The enormously slow transmission of digital image data from Mariner 4 in July 1965 was converted by a “real-time data translator” into numbers printed on strips of paper, which were then converted into a processed image. Too anxious to wait for the official image, engineers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, proceeded to attach these strips side by side and hand-color the numbers with crayons, creating what is known as the “first image” of Mars.