Jesse A. Millard

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Timeline: University of Arizona, Arizona State University heavily involved in Mars exploration

By Jesse A. Millard
Cronkite News

University of Arizona and Arizona State University have been heavily involved with the exploration of Mars ever since the Viking missions, which resulted in the first successful U.S. mission to land a spacecraft on Mars’ surface.

A UA undergraduate played a vital role in the discovery of liquid water on mars and ASU is working with NASA on the next rover to be sent to the red planet.

Both schools have accomplished much, and to highlight the achievements here is a compilation of some of the two universities’ work in the exploration of Mars: