NASA Starts To Use The Robotic Arm Of Phoenix On Mars

May 29, 2008

NASA announced that they have started to use the robotic arm of the Phoenix Mars Lander on Mars...Miami (ChattahBox) – NASA announced that they have started to use the robotic arm of the Phoenix Mars Lander on Mars.

This comes one day late as the mission was delayed a day due to radio problems which have since been fixed.

The 3-month mission is not set back any longer though as the Phoenix is in perfect condition according to NASA and is ready to go to work.

It will take 2-days to extend the robotic arm, which was folded up for protection on launch and landing.

Once the arm is extended enough, NASA will release images of it.

Phoenix will be using the robotic arm to dig through the soil around it, trying to find ice which should be just inches below.

The goal is to discover whether or not Mars once or still could support primitive life.


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