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Have we landed anything on Mars

« on: 22 August, 2020, 09:39:11 AM »
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cybernut

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I'm not sure we did, but would like to know what others think about this before I give my reasons.

Re: Have we landed anything on Mars

« Reply #1 on: 22 August, 2020, 07:50:17 PM »
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I think Viking 1 landed on Mars in the mid 1970s?  Bit before my time though, so don't know to much about it.

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« Reply #2 on: 26 August, 2020, 09:44:19 AM »
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I'm not sure we did, but would like to know what others think about this before I give my reasons.
Fact and truth may not be the same thing.  As a 'fact' there were further Viking lander missions to Mars in the 70s and 80s, so we have.  Whether this is actually true, who knows.


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Re: Have we landed anything on Mars

« Reply #3 on: 28 August, 2020, 09:35:23 AM »
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I'm not sure we can do it now never mind all those decades ago. :-X

Re: Have we landed anything on Mars

« Reply #4 on: 28 August, 2020, 07:54:00 PM »
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Thanks for all the inputs so far.  I don't think we did because I don't think we had the capability to do it in the 70s and 80s.  I'll never forget a visit to the London Science Museum where one of the Viking missions was being exhibited, including a sample of Martian rock!  Frankly, it could have been a rock from the Gobi Desert. :P

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« Reply #5 on: 04 September, 2020, 09:42:03 AM »
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We landed on the moon in 1969, right?  Makes sense to me that we could then land something on Mars a decade later.  I think we did.

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« Reply #6 on: 04 September, 2020, 07:54:16 PM »
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We landed on the moon in 1969, right?  Makes sense to me that we could then land something on Mars a decade later.  I think we did.
First part is debatable for many reasons.  I still don't think we landed radio controlled trucks  :P on Mars.

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« Reply #7 on: 05 September, 2020, 09:37:21 AM »
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We landed on the moon in 1969, right?  Makes sense to me that we could then land something on Mars a decade later.  I think we did.
First part is debatable for many reasons.  I still don't think we landed radio controlled trucks  :P on Mars.
Well said, because r/c vehicles is exactly what this is about.  Who controlled them?  Where were they located?  In a Martian orbiter?  Of course not.   ::)

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« Reply #8 on: 09 September, 2020, 09:47:07 AM »
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We landed on the moon in 1969, right?  Makes sense to me that we could then land something on Mars a decade later.  I think we did.
First part is debatable for many reasons.  I still don't think we landed radio controlled trucks  :P on Mars.
Well said, because r/c vehicles is exactly what this is about.  Who controlled them?  Where were they located?  In a Martian orbiter?  Of course not.  ::)
Weren't they controlled in the Kennedy Space Centre or something?

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« Reply #9 on: 10 September, 2020, 09:22:52 AM »
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Officially, yes or somewhere like that, but not in real time.  I think the Viking landers would have been programmed in advance of the mission or missions.



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