Anniversary artwork shows a NASA Viking 1 Lander or Viking 2 Lander on the surface of Mars.  Landing in 1976, Viking Landers were the first to touch down on the Red Planet.

July 20, 2016

Artwork commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Viking 1 and 2 missions to Mars. Each had an orbiter and lander pair. The Viking 1 Orbiter arrived at Mars on June 19, 1976, and the Viking 1 Lander was the first to touch down on Mars on June 20, 1976. The Viking 2 Orbiter arrived at Mars on August 7, 1976, and the Viking 2 Lander successfully touched down on September 3, 1976.

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NASA

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