#1759 – 1978 15c Viking Mission to Mars

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U.S. #1759
15¢ Viking Missions

Issue Date: July 20, 1978
City: Hampton, VA
Quantity: 158,880,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:
Lithographed, engraved
Perforations:
11
Color: Multicolored
 
U.S. #1759 honors the second anniversary of the successful landing of Viking 1 on Mars.
 
The Viking I and II spacecraft, launched in August and September 1975, respectively, each traveled for a year, making 440-million-mile journeys to the “Red Planet.” The Viking Landers transmitted images of the planet’s surface, collected surface samples, studied the atmosphere and weather, and deployed seismometers to detect earthquakes. Both Viking spacecraft were considered extremely successful.
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U.S. #1759
15¢ Viking Missions

Issue Date: July 20, 1978
City: Hampton, VA
Quantity: 158,880,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:
Lithographed, engraved
Perforations:
11
Color: Multicolored
 
U.S. #1759 honors the second anniversary of the successful landing of Viking 1 on Mars.
 
The Viking I and II spacecraft, launched in August and September 1975, respectively, each traveled for a year, making 440-million-mile journeys to the “Red Planet.” The Viking Landers transmitted images of the planet’s surface, collected surface samples, studied the atmosphere and weather, and deployed seismometers to detect earthquakes. Both Viking spacecraft were considered extremely successful.