ACT Reading 1.3 Natural Science Passage
ACT Reading 1.3 Natural Science Passage. As described in the passage, when did the first NASA mission actually land on Mars?
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Do or die, we're going to figure out when NASA first managed to land something on Mars.
(C) claims this happened in 1965, but we weren't born yesterday.
Though line 10 tells us that the Mariner 4 sent the first pictures of Mars, it doesn't
say anything about the spacecraft actually landing on the red planet.
Sounds like NASA was pulling off the equivalent of drive-by photography. How very touristy of them.
We can eliminate choice (C). Answer (A) is super tempting.
If we aren't careful when skimming back through the passage, we might be tricked by
line 18, which tells us that Vikings 1 and 2 were launched in 1975.
If we dig deeper into the passage, however, we find choice (B), 1976, is actually the
Though Vikings 1 and 2 were launched in 1975, it took them a year to make it to Mars.
Wow, a year in space. Must've gotten pretty boring...