Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner - Carl Sagan memorial station

This page collects in sparse order links to ancient and modern data for NASA Pathfinder+Sojourner mission, dated 1997. In those remote times, when a 486DX 33MHz was a very powerful computer, even just downloading a 3d model was an hard task, not to mention viewing it on a home-PC; creating it at home was just impossible, but Silicon Graphics did it with their powerful workstations; these are the resources which I was able to dig around:

Silicon Graphics ( (81MB) (68MB)

L_res.tar (12MB)
mpf1M.iv.bz2.gz (40MB)
mpf100K.iv.bz2 (20MB)
simulation.wrl.gz (300 KB)
XL_res.tar.gz (15MB)
XXL_res.tar.gz (27MB) (680KB) --> Sketchfab version

Reference sites:

Overall folder:
ZIP archive containing the whole folder (289MB; it would have taken around 12 hours to download with a "powerful" 56k modem): link

3d model on sketchfab, converted "as is" from original WRL files above:

NASA Pathfinder landing site - 1997 by jumpjack on Sketchfab

OpenInventor tools
OpenInventor tools wiki
OpenInventor (.iv) to Wavefront (.obj) converter (link)
MeshConverter (link)
VRML 1.0 to VRML 2.0 converter
Meshlab (VRML 2.0 to OBJ)
IMG (VICAR) to PNG converter
PDS MarsViewer
Contacts: jumpjack at libero dot it