NASA Celebrates Viking Landing 40 Years Later

NASA Celebrates Viking Landing 40 Years Later

Mars. Credit: NASA Forty years ago, NASA’s Viking mission made history when it became the first mission to successfully land a fully operational spacecraft on Mars. This mission gave us our first real look at the Martian surface, as well as the fundamental...

35th Anniversary of Voyager 1’s Fly By Saturn

Image of Saturn. Credit: news.discovery.com On November 12, 35 years ago, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft flew past Saturn. According to this recent story, between its flyby in 1980 and sister craft Voyager 2 the next year, the spacecraft took some of the last...

The Mariner 2 Launch Anniversary

The Mariner 2 was the first spacecraft to encounter another planet Credit:Coalition for Space Exploration The Mariner 2 was the first human probe to Venus that was launched from Cape Canaveral on Aug. 27 in 1962. Mariner 2 was the first spacecraft to encounter another...
44 Year Ago Today: The Record-Setting Apollo 14 Mission

44 Year Ago Today: The Record-Setting Apollo 14 Mission

Image: Commander Shepard stands some 240,000 miles from Earth on the lunar surface next to the Modular Equipment Transporter (MET) – a lunar rover designed to carry tools, cameras, and sample cases around the lunar surface.  Credit: NASA. Today (Feb. 5, 2015),...