Phoenix lander has made it safely to Mars! I’m watching NasaTV now and these guys are ecstatic. It’s like their team won the Superbowl (only actually much more important in the big picture). I heard one in the background yelling: “We’re down, baby. We’re down!” Nasa TV – exciting – who would have guessed.
Now – the questions, How much water, how easy to reach it, is there/was there life in the water that is now captured in the permafrost of the Martian pole?
Report is that the landing was PERFECT. However we are still waiting to see if the solar arrays deploy correctly in order for Phoneix to fulfill its mission.