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NASA launches Phoenix Lander this morning

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posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 09:58 AM
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A spacecraft headed for Mars launched Saturday morning will use Canadian technology to help determine if the red planet can support life.

The Phoenix Mars Lander, a product of NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, and universities around the world, will travel nine months to the distant planet some . If all goes to plan, Phoenix, which departed at 5:26 a.m. from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., will land near Mars’ north pole, where it will search for traces of water. It is the first ground-level exploration of the planet’s arctic region.


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Looks like they used one of the Delta 2 heavy lifting rockets to get there and there trying to find water at the North Pole. I'm glad to see Canadian technology being used also. We will have to wait nine months for landing though. I wonder if they'll pass the life expectancy of this lander like the first couple did.

[edit on 4-8-2007 by GAOTU789]




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