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Old 2021-02-18, 14:49   #1054
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Originally Posted by Uncwilly View Post
Done it before with the same basic system. This will be the USoA's 9th lander (and 5the rover) to succeed.
[taps knuckles on side of head] Knock on wood...

My understanding is, the Soviet Union actually achieved a "soft landing" on Mars in 1971, but the lander (Mars 3) only transmitted data for a short time (20 seconds? 45 seconds?) after landing.
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