Sunday, March 19, 2006


My tribute to the Viking Mars mission. I drew the original a long time ago! This is my new version, to coincide with it's 30th anniversary. An excerpt from the above link:

"The last data from Viking (Lander 1) made its final transmission to Earth Nov. 11, 1982. Controllers at JPL tried unsuccessfully for another six and one-half months to regain contact with Viking Lander 1. The overall mission came to an end May 21, 1983."

Now it's just space junk, until we collect it. I hope that this drawing will help keep Viking alive in our memory. I was certainly excited about it in 1976! I still am now, when I look at this old artwork!


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