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Viking 40th Anniversary

July 20, 2016

From NASA's soft landing to humans on Mars, Part 2 of 2.
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Viking 40th Anniversary

July 20 2016

From NASA's first soft landing to humans on Mars. Part 1 of 2.

Viking 40th Anniversary Lecture

July 19 2016

Viking at 40 - From the NASA's first soft landing to humans on Mars - Viking at 40

The Legacy of Viking

May 26, 2016

JPL's Gentry Lee, who was the Viking mission's Director of Science Analysis and Mission Planning, shared his experiences during the mission's development and operations on the surface of Mars. The presentation is sponsored by the Communications and Education Directorate.

Mars Public Lectures

Mars Public Lectures

Watch the von Kármán Public Lecture Series about Mars.
Mars Discoveries

Mars Discoveries

Watch news briefings of new findings and discoveries about Mars.
Landing Sites/Exploration Zone Workshop

NASA's First Landing Sites/Exploration Zone
Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars

NASA's first Landing Sites/Exploration Zones Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars was held on Oct. 27-30 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. The agency hosted the workshop to collect proposals for locations on Mars that would be of high scientific research value while also providing natural resources to enable human explorers to land, live and work safely on the Red Planet.
Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD)

Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD)

As NASA plans ambitious new robotic missions to Mars, the spacecraft needed to land safely on the red planet's surface necessarily becomes increasingly massive, hauling larger payloads to accommodate extended stays on the Martian surface.
MAVEN's Orbit Insertion

MAVEN's Orbit Insertion

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 7:24 p.m. PDT (10:24 p.m. EDT) Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars.
Watch NASA Webcasts on Comet Flyby of Mars

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring - Flyby of Mars

Comet Siding Spring C/2013 A1 will make a very close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data.
Mars Science Laboratory: Public Lectures

Mars Science Laboratory: Public Lectures

The Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series, named after JPL's founder, and presented by JPL's Office of Communication and Education, brings the excitement of the space program's missions, instruments and other technologies to both JPL employees and the local community. Lectures take place twice per month, on consecutive Thursdays and Fridays.