Mars HistorySpacecraft exploration of Mars began in 1964 with Mariner 4Mariner 4 reached the red planet on July 15 19643 more mariner spacecraft mariner 6,7, and 9 successfully orbited mars by the end of 1971Previous attempts by both the USSR and United States to send a spacecraft to mars and failed
Mars PurposeMars was named after the bloody red god of war of the ancient Romans.Mars is red because it is rusty.
Mars manned/unmannedA person went to mars and did mars missionIn 2012 a private mission project called mars one, was announced aiming to establish settlement on mars in 2023Red dragon is proposed concept for a low lost mars lander mission that would utilize a space x falcon
Mars vehicleA rover was launched to mars from Florida Cape Canaveral air force station it is in orbit nowIt was launched on November 26, 2011The rover arrived on Mars on August 6, 2012In 1971 the soviet space program scored a major success by putting the first spacecraft into Martian orbit and even touching a lander vehicle down on its surface
Interesting FactsIn 1877, an Italian astronomer, Giovanni Schiaparelli, announced that he had seen long, straight lines on Mars.He called them canale, or channelsA hundred pound man would weigh 38 pounds on MarsMars has 2 moons called Phobos, and Deimos, the largest is only 37 kilometers
Mars Mars is a cold planet, much colder than earth it is 95% carbon dioxideA summer day in mars may get up to 70 degrees Fspring is the longest season at seven months. Summer and fall are both about six months long. Winter is only four months long.
•By: Monique Yescas, Karen Valencia, And Saul Villa