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20/07/1976 Pictures of Mars from Viking ship

Viking 1 was the first of two spacecraft sent to Mars as part of NASA's Viking program. It became the first spacecraft to land successfully on Mars and perform its mission. Viking 1 held the record for the longest Mars surface mission of 2307 days or 2245 sols until that record was broken by Opportunity.

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