|Parachute and propulsion for landing. Some similarities. All photos courtesy of NASA|
|First color photo from Viking 1 in 1976. Photo courtesy of NASA|
|The rock that could have ended it all is to the right. Photo courtesy of NASA|
Living with a science new correspondent as a father made for exciting moments. One morning I work up at 2 in the morning with Dad rushing out the door. I asked him what was up and he responded, "They may have found life on Mars." This was based on Viking readings that remain somewhat enigmatic to this day.