Exploration of Mars through history(53 images)

The United States began the journey to Mars exploration in 1976 when the Viking Lander I successfully landed on the Martian surface. Since then, NASA has made continual efforts to explore and research Mars to eventually have a human mission sent to Mars and on July 30, 2020 launched the Perseverance rover, which landed on Thursday.

Members of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover team watch in mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., as the first images arrive moments after the spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars, on February 18. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA | License Photo
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