An aerial map of Mars marked with the landing sites of Viking 1, Viking 2, Curiosity, and Perseverance.

Mars Landing Sites for Landers and Rovers Powered by Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators

This map of Mars shows the landing sites of all NASA RTG-powered Mars rovers and landers as of 2021. Viking 1 landed on July 20, 1976 at Chryse Planitia, followed on Sept. 3, 1976 by the Viking 2 lander that landed in Utopia Planitia; NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover (Mars Science Laboratory) landed in Gale Crater on Aug. 5, 2012; and the Mars Perseverance rover (Mars 2020) landed in Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech