History

Mars exploration history

Mars exploration history

Since the telescope was invented in 1600, man has had a goal in Mars exploration.

And it is that the red planet has generated a strong attraction for humanity. It is the closest to Earth, and perhaps that is why there are many who are interested in this planet.

The technology incorporated into interplanetary travel is very complicated, so a high failure rate has been experienced in Mars exploration, especially in the first attempts. However, there have also been great successes since the surface of the red planet was first reached in 1971.

Throughout these years of planetary exploration and research, significant progress has been achieved. Today we have a lot of information about Mars. Research on its geology, climatic conditions and atmospheric composition has been investigated. We have images that show, in great detail, the Martian surface.

All this brings us closer to understanding the mysteries of the Martian system, focusing mainly on its terrain and its potential habitability.

However, there is still a long way to go to explore Mars and much to discover about this beautiful and nearby planet.

In this chapter on Martian research ...

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First Soviet missions on Mars: The beginnings of the Soviet program for the exploration of Mars did not reap much success ... Read pageFirst attempts, the Mariner program: Between 1962 and 1973 NASA designed and built 10 spaceships called Mariner, inside ... Read pageWe arrived at Mars : the Viking program: NASA's Viking Project managed to gain a foothold in the history of the exploration of… Read page Mars Global Surveyor, NASA's success: Mars Global Surveyor became NASA's first success in the exploration of Mars ... Read pageMars Pathfinder on the surface of Mars: The Mars Pathfinder was a US-launched spacecraft that landed on ... Read pageThe Odyssey and Express missions: The NASA Odyssey and Express missions have been the first programs to explore ... Read pageMars Exploration Rovers: In January 2004, two robotic geologists called Spirit and Opportunity, within the mission NASA Mars ... Read page Mars from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, which began with the launch of the ship ... Read pageThe Russian mission of Fobos-Grunt: On November 8, 2011 Russia returned to the race again space in the exploration of Mars with… Read page The Curiosity Rover: The Curiosity rover was launched within the NASA mission known as Mars Science Laboratory in its program… Read page MAVEN and MOM missions: The year 2013 was very active in what It refers to the exploration of Mars. And it is that two missions were ... Read pageThe future of exploration on Mars: It is clear that the exploration of Mars has not concluded and there is still a long way to go ... Read page