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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-26-2016 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Virtual 'Viking Mission Museum' preserves and presents Mars lander history

Hundreds of digital resources are now available to the public through the Viking Mission Museum, an online archive from the non-profit Viking Mars Missions Education & Preservation Project (VMMEPP). Established in 2013, the project collects and curates artifacts and team recollections from NASA's first journey to Mars' surface.

"Viking technology and methodology permeate aerospace missions, from the throttleable terminal descent engines of Blue Origin and SpaceX to camera systems on [the Mars rovers] Spirit and Opportunity," VMMEPP leaders stated in the introduction to the museum. "But, equally important are the peer influences that have continued to extend Viking's reach into the asteroid recovery [mission] OSIRIS REx, the Hubble Space Telescope and the educational and cultural fabric that guides future generations through teaching and the arts."

"Viking's influence can be seen everywhere," the project's leaders stated.

Philip
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posted 01-27-2016 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great initiative, guess cS forum-members can easily help to complete this project...

Tom Dahl
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This is indeed a very worthwhile initiative! I have personally met VMMEPP founder Rachel Tillman (daughter of original Viking meteorology team member Dr. James Tillman) a couple of times. She and the VMMEPP have graciously provided me access to some of their artifacts and documents that have helped my Viking research and 3D modeling efforts. I've donated a small pile of documents to the VMMEPP myself (which are not yet digitized in their on-line museum; they have a huge list of material still to do).

Robert Pearlman
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From the Viking Mars Missions Education & Preservation Project on Facebook:
The Viking Mars Missions Education & Preservation Project is seeking more individuals, like-minded organizations and businesses to partner with in raising money and planning events to preserve Viking Mars Missions oral histories, artifacts, and documents, for future generations.

The project's work also includes STEM education and aerospace school to career transition support for youth around the world. It is currently providing support for students in the U.S., Australia, and Mexico, providing industry contacts, supporting youth science, history, and engineering projects focused on Viking, and providing STEM, art, and history experiences and materials for schools, museums, and educational programs around the world.

The Viking Mars Missions Education & Preservation Project have been fortunate enough to partner with amazing organizations from AIAA, AAS, AYAA, University of Queensland, Reverse Garbage, OMSI, The Museum of Flight, and many many more this year...

Consider donating to help The Viking Mars Missions Education & Preservation Project achieve its mission. This legacy is for everyone! Checks can be sent to:

VMMEPP
5331 SW Macadam Ave. 258-504
Portland, OR 97239
Or you can click on the donate button on The Viking Mars Missions Education & Preservation Project Facebook page.

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Lectures 3, 4 and 5 by Carl Sagan in the 1977 Christmas Lectures series of the Royal Institution deal with Viking and its impact on our understanding of the Red Planet.

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