Mars Timeline

Timeline created by DavyGagnon
  • Discovery of Mars

    Discovery of Mars
    Galileo Galilei discovers Mars through a telescope. "Mars." Space Sciences. Ed. John F. McCoy. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Race to Mars

    Race to Mars
    The race to reach Mars between North America and the Soviet Union begins. "Mars." Space Sciences. Ed. John F. McCoy. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Martian Rivers

    Martian Rivers
    Through pictures of probes orbiting Mars, NASA scientists see evidence of dried up rivers which could point to the possibility of Mars able to substain life on it in the past. "Mars." Space Sciences. Ed. John F. McCoy. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Mariner 9 Comes in Contact

    Mariner 9 Comes in Contact
    A NASA probe Mariner 9 reaches Mars's orbit first before the Soviets reached Mars. "Mars." Space Sciences. Ed. John F. McCoy. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Viking 1 Landing

    Viking 1 Landing
    A NASA spacecraft named Viking 1 is the very first spaceship to land on Mars. "Mars." Space Sciences. Ed. John F. McCoy. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Martian Asteroid from Mars?

    Martian Asteroid from Mars?
    A fragment of an asteroid is found in Antartica and scientists theorize that it possibly came from Mars itself. "Mars." Space Sciences. Ed. John F. McCoy. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Life on Mars Confirmed?

    Life on Mars Confirmed?
    After more than 10 years of research, some kind of organic material is found on the surface of the fragment creating "proof" that there in fact was life on Mars. "Mars." Space Sciences. Ed. John F. McCoy. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Spirit and Opportunity

    Spirit and Opportunity
    NASA sends two rovers Spirit and Opportunity to collect data on Mars and successfully land on the planet. They collect and transmit pictures of the red planet in color back to NASA. "Mars." Space Sciences. Ed. John F. McCoy. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Spirit's Fate

    Spirit's Fate
    One of the rovers Spirit gets trapped in deep sand after years of exploration and loses contact with NASA. The second rover Opportunity however, is still active on Mars today. "Mars." Space Sciences. Ed. John F. McCoy. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.