Ex-NASA employee Claimed She Saw humans on Mars in 1979
NEW YORK: A woman who claims to be a former NASA employee has stated that while watching some footage she saw two humans walking on the Red Planet towards the Viking Mars lander in year 1979.
She made a call to AM station and claimed that she saw two humans walking on Mars as reported by the International Business Times reported. She reportedly told the radio host that in 1979, she was handling the downlink telemetry from the Viking ladder.
She quoted “That old Viking rover was running around. Then I saw two men in spacesuits – not the bulky suits we normally used, but they looked protective. They came over the horizon walking to the Viking Explorer,” “The men’ suits looked like space protective gear, but not what you would expect astronauts to wear,” she further added. Also she told “There were probably about half a dozen of us downstairs. We were just maintaining the equipment. Then they cut off our video feed,”
NASA has not yet verify her claim. The Viking Explorer was the very first vehicle to send back images of Mars. Viking 1 was launched on August 20, 1975 and then Viking 2 was launched on September 9, 1975. The orbiters continued imaging and performing other scientific operations from the orbit while the landers deployed instruments to the surface.