It's been 40 years as of last week since the United States successfully landed a space craft on the surface of Mars.  Viking 1 arrived on July 20, 1976.

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What have we learned since and where do we go from here?  Rich Peterson talks with author Rod Pyle about that after the 8:30 news.

But, before that we'll have the Sports Expert at 6:45, news about a "family fun day" at the Olmsted County Fair at 7:15, a big car show at 7:45 and at 8:15, we'll have the latest Minnesota Twins update with Cory Provus!

For the latest news, weather, sports and more, it's Rochester's Good Morning with Rich Peterson and Kim David 5:30 to 10 every weekday morning on Newstalk 1340 KROC AM.