Viking 2 Spacecraft Lander – On This Day in 1976

On this day in 1976 the Viking 2 spacecraft lander touched down on Mars and began sending back photos of the red planet to earth. The lander operated on the surface for 1316 days testing soil and searching for life. The orbiter returned almost 16,000 images to earth before it broke down.

Learn more about the Viking missions here –> http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/viking

Viking 2 Mars Landscape

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