Vikings 1 and 2 and the Failure to Detect Life on Mars — Roger Launius’s Blog

The first truly successful landings on Mars took place in 1976 when the Viking mission used two identical spacecraft, each consisting of a lander and an orbiter. Launched on August 20, 1975, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Viking 1 spent nearly a year cruising to Mars, placed an orbiter in operation around the […]

via Vikings 1 and 2 and the Failure to Detect Life on Mars — Roger Launius's Blog

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