ERIC Number: ED124428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
NASA Facts, The Viking Mission.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. Educational Programs Div.
Presented is one of a series of publications of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facts about the exploration of Mars. The Viking mission to Mars, consisting of two unmanned NASA spacecraft launched in August and September, 1975, is described. A description of the spacecraft and their paths is given. A diagram identifying the five phases of the mission to Mars is presented. A diagram of the lander spacecraft and the orbiter spacecraft with the lander attached in cruise mode is included. Descriptive and pictoral views of landing sites and photographs taken with a Viking lander camera show some of the aspects of the science experiments being completed. A life detection experiment is explained in detail. Three student-oriented projects are given as well as a suggested reading list. (EB)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Astronomy, Earth Science, Instructional Materials, Research, Science Education, Scientific Research, Secondary School Science, Space Sciences
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 033-000-00622-5)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. Educational Programs Div.