Dispatch from Mars Society Arctic Expedition – Robert Zubrin – July 20, 2001 Mars Society

Today was the 25th anniversary of humanity’s first successful attempt to land a robotic probe on Mars. On this day in 1976, the Viking 1 spacecraft set down on Chryse Planitia. It was also the anniversary of another occasion. On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their Apollo 11 spacecraft on the Moon.