NASA Phoenix Mars Lander Ready For Final Approach

May 14, 2008

The NASA Phoenix Mars Lander has begun to make its final approach to Mars, with the landing planned for May 25th.Boston (ChattahBox) – The NASA Phoenix Mars Lander has begun to make its final approach to Mars, with the landing planned for May 25th.

The plan, according to NASA, is for Phoenix to land on Mars’ arctic zone.

It will have to go through quite an incredible landing sequence, as it will be going around 13,000 mph when it enters the Mars atmosphere. From here, it will have to go through a sequence where it will reduce its speed to 5 mph in under 10 minutes, then landing on 3 wheels.

The NASA Phoenix Mars Lander will be studying the history of water on the arctic region of Mars.

It will also be looking into areas which may either be habitable, or were habitable in the past.


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