View Full Version : Phoenix Lander is Coming Together

2006-Jun-20, 07:56 PM
NASA's next mission to the surface of the Red Planet is the Phoenix Mars Lander, due for launch in August 2007. This week, engineers at the Phoenix Science Operations Center at the University of Arizona began connecting science payload instruments to a mock lander to see how well the components work with each other. Phoenix will touch down onto the surface of Mars in 2008, and examine the soil for evidence of past water, and to see if the habitat has the potential to support life.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/06/20/phoenix-lander-is-coming-together/)

2006-Jun-21, 12:47 PM
Robots on Mars are telling us interesting things. Phoenix is another step in the right direction.