First Mission to Launch from Mars

The first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars

Viking 1 mission was part of a two-part mission to investigate the Red Planet and search for signs of life.

Viking 1  yan consisted of both an orbiter and a lander designed to take high-resolution photos

Operating on Mars' Chryse Planitia for more than six years

Viking 1 consisted study the Martian surface and atmosphere

It help better characterize Mars as a cold planet with volcanic soil

Strking evidence for ancient river beds and vast flooding.