Saturday, May 24, 2008

Phoenix Landing

The Martian probe Phoenix is scheduled to drop onto the Martian North Pole Sunday evening.

Phoenix After nearly 10 months speeding across 422 million miles (679 million km), the Phoenix spacecraft is just days away from plunging into the Martian atmosphere on Sunday to land near the north pole of Mars.

For cable television subscribers without NASA TV or computer access for NASA's Sunday webcast, the Science Channel will also provide live Phoenix landing coverage and commentary from 7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT (2300-0100 GMT).

A cool video of how it's supposed to happen here.


  1. Woohoo! Safe landing!!!

    Now to wait for images and data.

  2. Yeah, I got so caught up in a crowded house I almost missed it.

  3. Aaaaand, we already have an image for the conspiracy nuts to talk about. It's probably the heat shield, but people are already talking "Artifact", whether they mean on Mars, or on a movie set (because it's all fake, dontcha know).


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