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On September 21, 1974, the Mariner 10 space probe conducted its second fly by of the planet Mercury. It transmitted images of the planet's surface along with atmospheric data. Among the images captured by the spacecraft was a disturbing image which was not publicly released.

The following recording captures the moment the images were first relayed to League Control by Captain Spears, who had been monitoring Mariner's transmissions at the time.




Reader Comments (6)

well done, good prop

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstephen

Love your prop work on Mercury Men - keep up the good work. We are racing up behind you with SCENARIO 51 - not competition just complimentary B&W SCI FI! Check us out at

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Great props guys! You just keep making me more and more eager to see that first episode premier. This is getting to be a bit cruel. :-P

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermichelledunlap

Yowzer. Very cool stuff! You're mean! we wanna see the first ep!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlec Corday

Wonderful stuff that really adds to the enjoyment of the show! Thanks for the great effort, above and beyond making the show itself.

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Thanks David! Really appreciate that you're enjoying it.

July 31, 2011 | Registered CommenterChris Preksta

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