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Viking '75 Mars Lander Construction, Looking for Viking lander design/construction information
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post Apr 2 2020, 08:49 PM
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Over on nasawatch it's being claimed that the NASA worm logo appeared on the Viking lander, but I couldn't find any evidence of this. Bicentennial logo, yes, Viking patch logo, yes, American flag, yes, but no obvious worm. Maybe there's a small one on the patch? I couldn't find any high-res images of the patch as it appeared on the lander. Anyone know?

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post Apr 2 2020, 10:13 PM
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its already April 2nd, so what the heck is the NASA "worm" logo? so i found this arstechnica article. This NASA article says it was used from 1975 to 1992, so guessing everything on the lander would have been finalized before then, so no probably not on Viking hardware.

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post Apr 2 2020, 10:57 PM
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As far as I know, the NASA "worm" logo did not appear on the Viking landers. As mentioned, the wind covers for the two Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators on each lander sported an American flag, the US Bicentennial logo, and the patch designed by Peter Purol. The Proof Test Capsule lander at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has a good representation of the Flight wind cover decorations:
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Here is better view of Peter's patch (which reveals no worm logo):
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