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Phoenix is on MARS! [message #322661] Sun, 25 May 2008 18:54 Go to next message
BlackSwan
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CONGRATULATIONS to JPL!

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

All appears Phoenix has landed without incident & functioning as expected.

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Re: Phoenix is on MARS! [message #322679 is a reply to message #322661] Sun, 25 May 2008 22:06 Go to previous message
ebrian
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"Phoenix plunged into the Martian atmosphere at more than 12,000 mph (19,200 kilometers per hour) after a 10-month, 422 million-mile (675 million-kilometer) voyage through space. It performed a choreographed dance that included unfurling its parachute, shedding its heat shield and backshell, and firing thrusters to slow to a 5 mph (8 kph) touchdown."

Simply amazing !!
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