Spacecraft: Other:
Vikings 1 & 2

Summary:Viking 1 and Viking 2.
Description:Viking 1 landed on Mars on July 20, 1976, and Viking 2 landed on Mars on Sept 3, 1976. Both of these spacecraft still reside on the surface of Mars. To see them in Celestia, you must be certain your date is set to sometime after September 3, 1976. To install, simply follow Jack's instructions in the "Add-on-Read-me.txt" file.
Note: In Celestia, viewing these landers from the side sometimes creates a "black" horizon. This is a bug in the program and will eventually be fixed. In the meantime, try to view the spacecraft from above, without angling your view too much to the side.

NOTE: To view these models on the surface of Mars in the latest versions of Celestia, you will need to modify your SSC files as described in the Celestia Forum topic located HERE.
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Creator:Jack Higgins
Joseph Firestine
Packaged by Frank Gregorio
Added:2004-11-04 20:24
Last modified:2009-01-04 15:55
Vikings 1 & 2 3DS/JPG 445.70 kB

Comments by visitors:

2011-08-12 22:06
#4 furno
You won't see a black horizon if you have the Mars clouds by Bob Hegwood.
2010-07-21 21:21
#3 anonymous
What about the orbiters ? should be very cool if you build them too
2006-10-04 18:55
#2 John M. Dollan
A nice visualization of these old boys. But then, I'm nostalgic! Thanks!
2005-05-30 17:38
#1 Joseph Firestine
I see that you take credit for the model I created.
I orignially agreed to give this model to Jack with the promise that I would be noted as the original artist that created this 3d model of the viking lander. has more renders of MY model. home page