Viking '75

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Data Source
National Air and Space Museum
Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Artist
Jon Lomberg
Credit Line
Found in collection.
Medium
Poster, Commemorative, Viking
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 42.9 x 51.3cm (16 7/8 x 20 3/16 in.)
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Country of Origin
United States of America
Date
1973
Summary
This poster was commissioned by NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center to mark the 1975 launch of the Viking mission to Mars, which included the first Mars landers. It was illustrated by the space artist, Jon Lomberg, an artistic collaborator of planetary scientist Carl Sagan. The artwork, which includes a blue viking longship and the silhouette of a Viking lander against a topographical globe of Mars, connects planetary exploration to the history of human exploration on Earth.
Type
ART-Posters, Original Art Quality
Inventory Number
A20150356000