Thomas Mutch Memorial Station
The site is named after Thomas Mutch (1931-1980) an American geologist and planetary scientist. He was head of the Viking photography team who had the first glimpse at the images being relayed to Earth from Mars from Viking 1.
- "This is just an incredible scene. It looks safe and very interesting." - Thomas Mutch on reviewing the first images from Mars.
A Viking lander model at the Smithsonian Institution has a plaque beside it commemorating the naming of the Thomas Mutch Memorial Station in 1982, and it is intended that the plaque will be relocated to the Chryse Planitia landing site when possible.