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Note to Media: Attendance at this event is by invitation-only, but news media representatives are welcome to cover the event. A public open house is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21.
Phoenix Mars Mission Principal Investigator Peter Smith will unveil a full-scale Mars lander this Friday at a VIP celebration at the Phoenix Mars Mission Science Operations Center in Tucson.
The Phoenix mission is the first chosen for NASA's Scout program, an initiative for smaller, lower-cost, competed spacecraft