Watch the NASA broadcasts of the event and upcoming mission briefings at NASA-TV.
Follow the status live on the Phoenix blogs hosted by NASA.
Phoenix has landed on the Red Planet, and mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are waiting for confirmation that the solar arrays have deployed. The first images could come later tonight. And word just came in as I was typing this that the platform is resting at a quarter degree angle which means it’s almost perfectly flat.
Well done, and it’s good to know that we can rely on the rockets to land objects on other planets which means we can start sending heavier payloads like the science lab and larger ‘bots.