Phoenix lander settles safely onto Mars surface!

Phoenix Mars Lander on the surface of Mars, artist's conception, from NASA/JPL

The Phoenix Mars Lander has just settled successfully, softly on the surface of of the Red Planet! Not a bouncing, rolling landing like previous probes, but standing on its own legs, like the big guys. Wow.

Congratulations to NASA and the JPL on this magnificent achievement!!!

Update: The first pictures sent back from Phoenix are now posted on the JPL web site.

One thought on “Phoenix lander settles safely onto Mars surface!

  1. cool! Hopefully, we’ll be able to find real estate cheaper there. 😉
    Great idea! I can’t afford the mountain view here. I wonder what the current interest rates are there …

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