26 May 08

Phoenix Arriving

Yesterday the Phoenix spacecraft successfully landed on Mars to the jubilation of space enthusiasts everywhere. Despite this being on another planet, there was a witness to the event: the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took an amazing photograph from a distance of 760 kilometers showing Phoenix parachuting down for the landing which went flawlessly.

Posted by at 05:18 PM in Astronomy | Link |
  1. It was so good to see such wonderful news over these last few days. Mars is becoming more and more real all the time.

    Still I can’t help but feel, “Here we go again with all our garbage.”

    butuki    30. May 2008, 08:05    Link

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