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AIAA LA-LV Tech Panel-Viking 40 years on Mars
July 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Forty years ago, on June 19, 1976, Viking I entered orbit around Mars. Viking was a collaborative effort between many NASA Centers and Contractors, led by the Langley Viking Project Office with critical instrumentation designed and built by TRW (now Northrop Grumman Aerospace) in Redondo Beach.
This year will commemorate the Viking missions, with local events by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics LA-LV Section and national events by the Viking Mars Missions Education and Preservation Project (VMMEPP). VMMEPP preserves the Viking mission history and artifacts and hosts annual events and outreach for the public, and is hosting the 2016, 40th Viking Team Member Reunion, open to ALL Vikings from institutes across the globe in all roles – every role contributed to the mission success!
A panel of 5 to 7 engineers & managers who developed the Viking Lander’s Biology and Meteorology Instruments will discuss the development, fabrication, and testing of these advanced scientific instruments.
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