RELEASE NO. 01-080
|For Release: July 18, 2001|
With a second lander later joining the first on the Martian surface and with two orbiters circling the planet, the Viking project rewrote the textbook on Mars. The Viking spacecraft provided a catalog of more than half a million images from the Martian surface as well as from orbit. The Viking data remains a valuable scientific resource for the study of Mars; its legacy is guiding future planetary exploration.
Local media are invited to a panel briefing on Viking and future Mars exploration Friday, July 20, 2001.
1:30 Panel briefing in Reid Conference CenterPanel members to include:
Briefing to be aired on NASA TV.
Reporters will be met at the gate and provided with badges by a representative of the Office of Public Affairs.
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