List of extraterrestrial memorials


Fallen Astronaut plaque and statue on the Moon, placed there during the 1971 Apollo 15 mission
The Mars rover Spirit contains a memorial to the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia's STS-107 2003 mission, which disintegrated upon reentry.

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:

Acheron FossaeAcidalia PlanitiaAlba MonsAmazonis PlanitiaAonia PlanitiaArabia TerraArcadia PlanitiaArgentea PlanumArgyre PlanitiaChryse PlanitiaClaritas FossaeCydonia MensaeDaedalia PlanumElysium MonsElysium PlanitiaGale craterHadriaca PateraHellas MontesHellas PlanitiaHesperia PlanumHolden craterIcaria PlanumIsidis PlanitiaJezero craterLomonosov craterLucus PlanumLycus SulciLyot craterLunae PlanumMalea PlanumMaraldi craterMareotis FossaeMareotis TempeMargaritifer TerraMie craterMilankovič craterNepenthes MensaeNereidum MontesNilosyrtis MensaeNoachis TerraOlympica FossaeOlympus MonsPlanum AustralePromethei TerraProtonilus MensaeSirenumSisyphi PlanumSolis PlanumSyria PlanumTantalus FossaeTempe TerraTerra CimmeriaTerra SabaeaTerra SirenumTharsis MontesTractus CatenaTyrrhen TerraUlysses PateraUranius PateraUtopia PlanitiaValles MarinerisVastitas BorealisXanthe TerraMap of Mars
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Interactive image map of the global topography of Mars, overlain with locations of Mars Memorial sites. Hover your mouse over the image to see the names of over 60 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. Whites and browns indicate the highest elevations (+12 to +8 km); followed by pinks and reds (+8 to +3 km); yellow is 0 km; greens and blues are lower elevations (down to −8 km). Axes are latitude and longitude; Polar regions are noted.
(See also: Mars map; Mars Rovers map; Mars Memorials list)
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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


  • MoonArk, a lunar museum on the Peregrine lander. Made by Carnegie Mellon University[14]
  • Memory of Mankind on the Moon, Team Puli from Hungary plans to send a time capsule for the "Memory of Mankind (MoM) on the Moon" project. The capsule will hold ceramic tablets containing archival imagery and texts readable with a 10x magnifier.
  • DHL Moonbox is a mementos box planned to go to the Moon on the Peregrine lander in 2021. It is made by DHL and Airbus Defence and Space
  • All the payloads on DHL MoonBox
  • Lunar Libraries by the Arch Mission Foundation
  • Lunar Dream Time Capsule, from Astroscale
  • Lunaprise A time capsule on the Nova-C lunar lander
  • Luna 03


  • Hubert Curien Memorial Station, Huygens landing site on Saturn's moon.[15]





  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. ^ [ Springfield News-Sun
  9. ^ Potter, Sean (23 March 2021). "NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Prepares for First Flight" Check |url= value (help). NASA.
  10. ^ "Sculpture, Fallen Astronaut". Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  11. ^ Soviet Craft - Luna (1958-1976) Archived 2013-07-08 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Laxman, Srinivas (2008-11-15). "Chandrayaan-I Impact Probe lands on moon". Times Of India. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  13. ^ "China's lunar probe Chang'e-1 impacts moon". Xinhua News Agency. Mar 5, 2006. Archived from the original on 2015-02-10.
  14. ^ - MoonArk
  15. ^ "Huygens landing site to be named after Hubert Curien". European Space Agency. 5 March 2007. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-05-08.

External links

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