Mars Exploration Family Portrait
Posted By Emily Lakdawalla
2011/11/23 12:26 CST
Topics: pretty pictures, Mars, Phobos, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Russian Mars missions, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner, Nozomi (Planet-B), Phobos-Grunt and Yinghuo-1, Phoenix, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Express, Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)
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.
Just for fun, I threw the Mars Exploration Family Portrait on to a poster in our store.