NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander Makes Final Approach

May 23, 2008

The NASA Phoenix Mars Lander been on its trip from Earth to the red planet Mars for 10-months, over the course of millions and millions of miles.  This Sunday though Phoenix is set to land on Mars, and search for evidence of life and a habitable environment...Boston (ChattahBox) – The NASA Phoenix Mars Lander been on its trip from Earth to the red planet Mars for 10-months, over the course of millions and millions of miles. This Sunday though Phoenix is set to land on Mars, and search for evidence of life and a habitable environment.

Once the NASA Phoenix Mars Lander lands on the red planet this Sunday, it will kick off its 3-month mission to look for possible habitable environments.

It will also take samples of the soil, and a layer of ice found underneath to check for possible climate cycles, melting, etc.

NASA has stated that all is going perfectly with the Phoenix Mars Lander thus far, with no problems arising as of yet.

The Phoenix Mars Lander will have to reduce from 13,000 mph down to 5 mph in a matter of minutes once it enters the Martian atmosphere, and from there will land on the northern part of the planet.

NASA has stated that the landing on Mars is scheduled to take place at 7:53 p.m. EDT.


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