Monday, May 26, 2008

Hope It Was Good For You, Too

[Image credit:NASA. The caption for this image reads: This image shows a polygonal pattern in the ground near NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, similar in appearance to icy ground in the arctic regions of Earth.]

The Phoenix Mars Lander had a good Memorial Day, according to NASA:

PASADENA, Calif. — One day after a picture-perfect landing on Mars, NASA’s Phoenix lander seemed Monday to be in perfect health.

The spacecraft has redundant systems to survive the failure of some components, and mission controllers have drawn up contingency plans for possible problems.

“Up to this point, we haven’t needed any of it,” said Edward Sedivy, the Phoenix program manager at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, which built the spacecraft.

NASA Spacecraft Ready to Dig on Mars

It might not look like much, but any image from another planet is impressive to me.

I had a good day, too. I got a little work done, but mostly got to relax. I hope you had a good day, too.

UPDATE (May 31): Finally fixed the NASA Phoenix mission link.

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