Coloradans have been fascinated by our neighboring red planet, Mars since the 1890s. Beginning in the 1940s, Colorado universities, companies, and individuals have worked toward reaching the planet and understanding its many mysteries. The first successful mission to Mars was in 1965. Since that flight Coloradans have worked on almost every successful Mars mission attempted by the United States.
This exhibit was developed by the University of Denver Libraries, Special Collections, and it explores the different people and institutions from Colorado that have been instrumental in United States Mars missions.
Access the full online exhibit - MARS: From Red Rocks to the Red Planet
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Curated by Madison Sussman (MA' 2020)