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Map of NASA’s Mars Landing Sites

Of all the attempts to land unmanned spacecraft on Mars, only ten have been successfully completed. Research related to the possibility of sending a person to the red planet, including landing plans, has been carried out, but so far without specific missions.

The Soviet Union’s Mars 3, which landed in 1971, marked the first successful landing on Mars. As of 2023, successful Martian landings have been carried out by the Soviet Union, the USA and China.

Image map of the global topography of Mars, overlaid with the position of Martian rovers and landers. Coloring of the base map indicates relative elevations of Martian surface. Credit: Wikipedia

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