May 152008

Phoenix is another Mars lander, it’s specifically targeting the northern polar region of the red planet to probe dirty ice for signs of life during its own 3 month life span.

Oh, and this landing will be a nail biter because it won’t be using the airbags. It’ll use rockets to slow itself down, right itself to the correct attitude and cross it’s robotic fingers it doesn’t land on a rock.

Here’s a cool NASA video describing the entry and landing at the planet: Phoenix Mars Lander: Entry Descent and Landing

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