Viking '75


Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Found in collection.


Poster, Commemorative, Viking


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 42.9 × 51.3cm (1 ft. 4 7/8 in. × 1 ft. 8 3/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America




ART-Posters, Original Art Quality

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