Viking: The First Landing on Mars! Bumper Sticker
The Viking 1 and Viking 2 Mars orbiters were enlarged versions of the Mariner 9 spacecraft. Mariner 4, launched on November 28, 1964, was the first successful flyby of the planet Mars and gave the first glimpse of Mars at close range. Mariner 6 was launched on February 24, 1969, followed by Mariner 7 on March 21, 1969. They flew over the equator and southern hemisphere of the planet Mars. Mariner 9, was launched in May 1971 and became the first artificial satellite of Mars. It entered Martian orbit in November 1971. The Viking program comprised a pair of American space probes sent to Mars, Viking 1 and Viking 2. .Each spacecraft was composed of two main parts: an orbiter designed to photograph the surface of Mars from orbit, and a lander designed to study the planet from the surface. The orbiters also served as communication relays for the landers once they touched down. Viking 1 and 2 were launched on August 20 and September 9, 1975, respectively. They successfully landed on Mars on July 20 (!) and September 5, 1976 respectively. We do special orders and customization and its always free. We are officially licensed by NASA!! So...want a NASA, JPL or ESA logo on the back or inside of a a product??