Viking

Viking: Remembering Humanity’s First Successful Mission On Mars Surface

We toast the 40th anniversary of the dual Viking missions to Mars this week. Time to celebrate an achievement that…

6 years ago

Why Don’t We Search for Different Life?

If we really want to find life on other worlds, why do we keep looking for life based on carbon…

7 years ago

Foom! Flaming Rocket Sled Tests Parachute For Mars Spacecraft

Watch the video above to the two-minute mark (and beyond) and we guarantee a brilliant start to your Friday. "Enter…

8 years ago

Flashback: 1978 NASA Film Shows Viking Discoveries

In what's a sort of foreshadowing of the upcoming August 5 MSL landing, which is being called "seven minutes of…

10 years ago

Astronomy Cast, Ep: 258: Viking Landers

Last week we talked about the orbiter portion of the Viking Missions. But that was only half the adventure. Each…

10 years ago

Is This Proof of Life on Mars?

[/caption] The Curiosity rover is currently on its way to Mars, scheduled to make a dramatic landing within Gale Crater…

10 years ago

Could Curiosity Determine if Viking Found Life on Mars?

[/caption] One of the most controversial and long-debated aspects of Mars exploration has been the results of the Viking landers'…

10 years ago