[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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