5.25.2008

seven minutes of terror


NASA's Phoenix Lander touched down today in the northern polar region of Mars to search for frozen water. This is a big step in determining if life exists or ever existed on the red planet. The blog title refers to the time the space craft had to hit the brakes and make a smooth landing. Nerds everywhere are rejoicing because over half of similar missions have ended in failure. Check out more pics from the surface and the blog: here

2 comments:

doug said...

i love this stuff, seriously. have you seen the imax movie about the rovers? it's awesome.

doug said...

http://v3.ruletheseas.com/index.php?r=3458