Viking '75

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    Poster, Commemorative, Viking, VIKING '75

    A black poster with a pink ring in the center. Within the pink ring is an artistic interpretation of the Viking Rover on Mars. Basic topography of Mars is drawn onto the planet in black with locations labeled. To the left of Mars is a blue Viking ship. The text "VIKING '75" is situated below the planet. In the background of the pink ring, in white, is a star-scape. Relief Halftone, Letterpress.

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

This poster was commissioned by NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center to mark the 1975 launch of the Viking mission to Mars, which included the first Mars landers. It was illustrated by the space artist, Jon Lomberg, an artistic collaborator of planetary scientist Carl Sagan. The artwork, which includes a blue viking longship and the silhouette of a Viking lander against a topographical globe of Mars, connects planetary exploration to the history of human exploration on Earth.