Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Fortieth anniversary of Viking invasion of Mars

Today marks one of biggest moments in the history of space exploration, perhaps second only to the Apollo 11 landing that occurred on the same day in 1969. On July 20, 1976, the unmanned Viking 1 lander became the first spacecraft to successfully land and operate on the surface of Mars. More than just a technological achievement, this feat completely altered our view of the Red Planet in a way that kept future planetary exploration from being seriously curtailed, and paved the way for an ambitious new generation of Mars missions.

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