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Viking lander on Mars  
Viking on Mars:
30th Anniversary
July 2006

In 1976, NASA's Viking Mission to Mars was the first to successfully land on the red planet. Viking 1 was launched Aug. 20, 1975, and its lander touched down on July 20, 1976, at Chryse Planitia. Viking 2 was launched Sept. 9, 1975, and its lander reached Utopia Planitia on Sept. 3, 1976.

+ News release
+ Podcast: 30 Years After Viking
+ Video: Mars Trailblazer
+ Download video podcast
+ Flash: Selected Viking images
+ Audio clips for media
+ NASA Viking page
+ Archived mission site

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