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Author Topic:   Viking 76 'Material From Lander' lucites

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From: Bogangar NSW Australia
Registered: May 2018

posted 12-11-2021 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ianhetho   Click Here to Email Ianhetho     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have recently acquired a Viking 76 material from lander lucite, from Martin Marietta. I am looking for a little more information on my item. For example:
  • How many were made?
  • Who received them?
  • When were they released (launch or landing)?
Any background information on my piece would be appreciated. The seller, while helpful, was not the original owner and was unable to offer precise details.

The chips appear to be from a lathe or mill and appear to be aluminium or an alloy.


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From: Raleigh, NC
Registered: Aug 2017

posted 12-14-2021 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sure the amount made, but they were given to people that worked on the project at Martin Marietta.

The "chips" are from the original milling of the lander, so before launch. As the lander went to Mars, nothing ever came back.

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