Mars, Yuty crater with fluidised ejecta, Viking Orbiter, June 1978

Mars, Yuty crater with fluidised ejecta, Viking Orbiter, June 1978

500.00

Vintage gelatin silver print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm
NASA/JPL 3A07


NASA's Viking Project found a place in history when it became the first U.S. mission to land a spacecraft safely on the surface of Mars and return images of the surface. Two identical spacecraft, each consisting of a lander and an orbiter, were built. Each orbiter-lander pair flew together and entered Mars orbit; the landers then separated and descended to the planet's surface.


About the Viking missions here

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