Dec. 20, 2016
Join VMMEPP for a family friendly informal presentation about the Viking mission at the Hillsdale Library from 4-6pm. See artifacts from the mission, enjoy activities for kids, and learn about making Viking history.
Nov. 3-14, 2016
VMMEPP was featured in OMSI Science Pubs in Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene.
Sept. 11, 2016
Join us at OMSI from 2-3pm for our first #Mars Maker event. Kids 5-15 gather to make a Viking Lander from scrap in 1 hour!
April 30, 2016
Meet the Makers
Tanasbourne Barnes & Noble in Beaverton, Oregon joins us to celebrate the Viking 40th Anniversary by hosting the first event of the year to meet Viking Team Members.
Learn about the mission from team members, hear new findings from scientists studing VIking data, and view original artifacts and archives.
We are very excited to introduce
James E. Tillman, Viking Mars Lander Meteorology Team Member, Lander Mission Planning, and Research Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.
Al Treder, G&C Maneuver Analyst on prime mission flight team for Viking Mars Orbiter, and later lead GN&C engineer on Space Shuttle payloads and the International Space Station.
Melissa Guzman working with VMMEPP and NASA Ames Scientist Dr. Chris McKay, to restore the Viking GCMS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry) data - essential historical and scientific data to questions of life on Mars.
Nov 6-8 2015
Meet the Makers
VMMEPP brought Vikings across the country together with future Designers, Engineers, and Leaders at neighborhood Barnes & Nobles mini Maker fairs, to celebrate innovation, creativity and the art of
We want to thank Vikings J.B. Lovell, Dr. Ben Clark, Terry Gamber, John Newcomb, Len Clark, Bob Bushman, Matt Grogan, and Frank McKinney, as well as Barnes and Nobles and MAKE Magazine for making this event possible.
We would like to acknowledge the artist and paper model designer John Jogerst for designing the models we gave to Viking fans.
July 11th 2015
Meet The Vikings
Viking Science and Engineering challenges and findings and how they influenced Mars missions through today, will be discussed with Viking Scientist and Opportunity and Curiosity consulting Scientist Dr. Ben Clark and MAVEN Principal Investigator / Viking Graduate student Dr. Bruce Jakosky at The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, CO 11am and 1pm.
QA with the scientists and engineers between sessions.
Presented by The Viking Mars Missions Education and Preservation Project.
July 20th 2015
The 39th Anniversary of Viking I landing on Mars is celebrated by Vikings in various regions.
Dr. Gil Levin, Viking Scientist, presents Vikings' Search for Life, via web, at OMSI in Portland, OR.
At the OMSI Planetarium.
Presented by Rose City Astronomers and The Viking Mars Missions Education and Preservation Project.
July 30th 2015
NASA Langley Viking Seminar
NASA's Viking 1 successfully landed on the Martian surface 39 years ago making it the first visitor to the red planet. In celebration of the project's recent anniversary, NASA's Langley Research Center hosts a Viking seminar on Thursday, July 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.
* John Newcomb, Viking Management Team
* Norman Crabill, Viking mission design manager
* Gus Guastaferro, Viking deputy project manager
* Paul Siemers, Viking lander aerothermodynamics engineer
* Joel Levine, former NASA Langley scientist