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Return Flight

After 15 month exploration, the Mars expedition prepares for return flight to earth. Two landing planes are set on tails, with wings and landing gear removed. They will rocket back to the 600-mile orbit on first leg of journey.

Is there Life on Mars?

Collier’s, April 30, 1954

Man Will Conquer Space Soon! at Wikipedia

Image credit: Collier’s

Image source: AIAA Houston