[amsat-bb] 1976-07-20: Viking 1 Lands On Mars

Edward R Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Fri Jul 22 20:32:36 UTC 2016

Nice that folks are remembering the 40th anniversary of Viking-I 
landing on Mars.

I worked on the mission as Systems Analyst at the DSS-14 Tracking 
Station which is administered by JPL.  Actually at the time of the 
landing I was between job's, having resigned at Goldstone in April 
and would not assume my new job at JPL DSN Engineering until September, 1976.

I took a five month hiatus (vacation) traveling across America towing 
a travel trailer and seeing all the Bi-Centenial Events held by many 
Nat'l Parks and Historical locations.  Celebrated July 4th, 1976 at 
Devil's Lake, ND (had planned to make it to Yellowstone but was 
slowed down by a couple days by getting sick on water from Isle 
Royale, MI).  I was 32.

I left JPL in July, 1979 heading up to Alaska for a different 
lifestyle (another story).

73, Ed - KL7UW
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