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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.

This list of extraterrestrial memorials compiles the human-made memorials not located on Earth.


Main article: List of artificial objects on Mars § Landing site namings and memorials

Landing sites:

Memorials and artifacts:

Carl Sagan Memorial Station (1997)
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The image above contains clickable links 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.
(   Named  Debris  Lost )
Beagle 2
Beagle 2
Bradbury Landing
Deep Space 2
Deep Space 2 ?
InSight Landing
Mars 2
Mars 2 ?
Mars 3
Mars 3 Landing
Mars 6
Mars 6 ?
Mars Polar Lander
Polar Lander ?
Challenger Memorial Station
Octavia E. Butler Landing
Valinor Hills Station
Wright Brothers Field
Three Forks Sample Depot
Green Valley
Schiaparelli EDM lander
Schiaparelli EDM
Carl Sagan Memorial Station
Columbia Memorial Station
Viking 1
Thomas Mutch Memorial Station
Viking 2
Gerald Soffen Memorial Station

Earth orbit

The Moon







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