Sunday, May 25, 2008

Spaceflight Now | Destination Mars | Phoenix spacecraft healthy, on track for Mars landing

"NASA's Phoenix lander closed in on Mars today, healthy and on course for touchdown Sunday evening near the red planet's northern polar cap. Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., decided to forego a course-correction rocket firing late today but left open the option for a final trajectory tweak Sunday eight hours before atmospheric entry."

*Crossing fingers*

Update: Landed safely!

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