Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Heading to Mars

We watched the live feed from NASA as the Phoenix Mars lander landed on Mars. We've been designing satellites and probes for such a long time, it's easy to forget that we still do it so infrequently that there is still a high likelihood of failure. Just watching the engineers' faces as they receive each positive report shows how wonderful it was to get confirmation that all of their hard work paid off. Here are the first photos.

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