Mars related Web Links
Our home page
Selected links to background information, data, and results from the
Mars Pathfinder and Viking missions, as described in UW and JPL web
pages and by our "K-12 Education modules. (Prepared for hardcopy and web use.)
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and collaborators; new Live from Earth and
Mars program involving collaborative installation of high
weather stations in schools, his invitation
to participate as a Co-Investigator
in the European Mars NetLander program, his
Memorandum of Understanding with the NetLander Atmospheric
experiment agreeing to
sharing live data from Mars with his
outreach program, and his
contributions to the NetLander program and
the Finnish, European USSR Mars 96 mission over the past
decade are linked from http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~mars/
NetLander Project from the French program leaders, CNES,
site at http://firstname.lastname@example.org:8060/
Behind the Scenes at Mars Pathfinder Mission Operations,
James E. Tillman;
Description of mission operations,
meteorology data extraction and response to this "Live from
Mars" component of our program. During the month of July,
there were more than 2 million accesses to our web pages,
represented by 10 million "hits". Extracted from August 1997:
Mars: James E. Tillman
Brief description of Mars and links to
specific topics, especially Martian Meteorology. The
climate, as reflected by atmospheric pressure, and
temperature are described in some detail.
Atmospheric temperature at the three levels of
Pathfinders mast. Includes animation and link to
Earth and Mars Our home page leading to North West Weather, a
suite of in depth Education Modules, Mars data, and Pathfinder
information. The site contains over 500 web pages and cgi's, in 98
MegaBytes of text, images and
Meteorology, operations and science.
Mars data, themes and resources
Major experiments, data and links to collaborator
developments, such reconstructing Viking lander
environments, and the Pathfinder Magnetic Properties
experiments, for students, teachers, and the public.
The 3.3 year Martian climate record, from July 20,
1976, through November 12, 1982, as represented by
the Atmospheric Pressure observations from the two
Viking landers, is plotted and briefly annotated.
Viking Mission Operations at UW.
Pioneering low cost planetary mission operations at UW,
which enabled the last half of Lander 1's operation,
is described in a 1984 paper "The Viking Mission to
Mars", and other accomplishments of the Viking
Computer Facility staff at UW. Highlights of Viking
and Mars exploration are
"Viking View of Mars" Permanent exhibit at the
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington,
As a consequence of developing the "real time" downlink
processing infrastructure at the Viking Computer Facility,
Tillman initiated this permanent exhibit which was developed
by his staff and The Center for Earth and Planetary Sciences
at the Museum. Opertion was tested in September, 1982, and raw
spacecraft bits were decoded in real time. Processed
meteorology data and images were displayed in the museum
within 5 minutes of the downlink from Mars and during normal
operation, images were to be delivered line by line in real
time. A super-mini computer was obtained by donation for the
exhibit which was initially titled "Live from
Mars"; this was the first computer driven
exhibit at the museum.
Mars Global Surveyor
Extended Image Archive #1: Pathfinder thumbnail directory of the
images acquired after August 3, 1997.
Extended Image Archive #2 : Pathfinder thumbnail directory of the
images acquired after September 1, 1997.
Picture Of Early Mars Painted by Pathfinder Team
The Pathfinder Web Site.
links to other major mission science and technology
components such as:
"Science" Journal, Mars Issue, Foldout.
illustrations, images, summary descriptions and links to abstracts
and text of 7 reports in this Pathfinder issue of Science. Especially
valuable is the color panorama with names of major rocks and "scenic"
elements such as Twin Peaks, Mermaid dune, Barnacle Bill, with
Sojourner at Yogi, etc.
"Science" Journal, Mars Issue: .
the mission and summary of key science findings.
Mars Orbiter Camera
and Ponding within a Southern Hemisphere Crater
taken 29 December 1997"
Mars Laser Altimeter Check the dramatic
terrain features from the laser altimeter