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Mars Exploration Family Portrait

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

23-11-2011 12:26 CST

Topics: Mars Global Surveyor, Russian Mars missions, Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, pretty pictures, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, Phoenix, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars, Phobos, Nozomi (Planet-B), Phobos-Grunt and Yinghuo-1

Jason Davis put together this neat summary of the checkered history of Mars exploration. I especially like how he's cut out all the spacecraft, and how the cruise configurations of the landed missions are included in the circle surrounding Mars. For each mission, he's listed the launch dates and a terse summary of the fate of the spacecraft.

Mars Exploration Family Portrait

Jason Davis / astrosaur.us

Mars Exploration Family Portrait

Just for fun, I threw the Mars Exploration Family Portrait on to a poster in our store.

 
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Or read more blog entries about: Mars Global Surveyor, Russian Mars missions, Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, pretty pictures, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, Phoenix, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars, Phobos, Nozomi (Planet-B), Phobos-Grunt and Yinghuo-1

Comments:

JoAnne: 08/08/2012 06:56 CDT

Would like to purchase a poster size of this "Family Portrait". Something like 18 x 24. I know you have smaller sizes for sale. Aerojet built the thrusters for the Launch, Cruise & Landers for the MSL/Curiosity and would like to hang a poster.

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