List of extraterrestrial memorials

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Fallen Astronaut plaque and statue on the Moon

List of extraterrestrial memorials is a list of different types of memorials that are not on Earth.


Several landing sites have been named, either the spacecraft itself or the landing site:

Carl Sagan Memorial Station
Acidalia Planitia Acidalia Planitia Alba Mons Amazonis Planitia Aonia Terra Arabia Terra Arcadia Planitia Arcadia Planitia Argyre Planitia Elysium Mons Elysium Planitia Hellas Planitia Hesperia Planum Isidis Planitia Lucas Planum Lyot Crater Noachis Terra Olympus Mons Promethei Terra Rudaux Crater Solis Planum Tempe Terra Terra Cimmeria Terra Sabaea Terra Sirenum Tharsis Montes Utopia Planitia Valles Marineris Vastitas Borealis Vastitas BorealisMap of Mars
The image above contains clickable linksInteractive imagemap of the global topography of Mars, overlain with locations of memorial sites on Mars. Hover your mouse to see the names of over 25 prominent geographic features, and click to link to them. Coloring of the base map indicates relative elevations, based on data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. Reds and pinks are higher elevation (+3 km to +8 km); yellow is 0 km; greens and blues are lower elevation (down to −8 km). Whites (>+12 km) and browns (>+8 km) are the highest. Axes are latitude and longitude; Poles are not shown.
(See also: Mars map & Mars Rovers map) (viewdiscuss)
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Beagle 2
Deep Space 2
Mars 2
Mars 3
Mars 6
Mars Polar Lander
Schiaparelli EDM lander
Viking 1
Viking 2

The Moon


  • Hubert Curien Memorial Station, Huygens landing site on Saturn's moon.[12]



  1. ^ Soviet Craft - Mars (1960-1974) Archived 2013-07-08 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ NSSDC - Viking 1 lander
  3. ^ NSSDC - Viking 2 lander
  4. ^ NSSDC - Mars Pathfinder
  5. ^ NASA - Space Shuttle Challenger Crew Memorialized on Mars
  6. ^ NASA - Space Shuttle Columbia Crew Memorialized on Mars
  7. ^ "Curiosity Landing Site Named for Ray Bradbury". NASA. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  8. ^ "Sculpture, Fallen Astronaut". Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  9. ^ Soviet Craft - Luna (1958-1976) Archived 2013-07-08 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Laxman, Srinivas (2008-11-15). "Chandrayaan-I Impact Probe lands on moon". Times Of India. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
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  12. ^ ESA - Huygens landing site to be named after Hubert Curien

External links

  • D. Dickinson - A History of Curious Artifacts Sent Into Space (2014) - Universe Today
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