Cool Landers And Rovers!

One of the most difficult space exploration missions for scientist to design and execute is to successfully achieve a ‘soft touchdown’ on a distant planet, moon, asteroid or even a comet! Human exploration of the Solar System has always valued this achievement, not only because it’s really hard, but because scientist can gather lots more data to study if the probe survives a trip to the surface!

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Cool Space Probes Dispatched To The Far Reaches Of The Solar System!

Below are some of mankind’s most successful LANDERS and ROVERS with the future promising more to come!

 
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Viking Model - Dr. Carl Sagan poses with a model of the Viking lander in Death Valley, Calif. (Image credit: "COSMOS• A PERSONAL VOYAGE "/ Druyan-Sagan Associates, Inc.)
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