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It’s Down, Baby!

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U.S. spacecraft lands safely at Mars north pole

Pulled by Mars’ gravity, Phoenix was tearing along at 12,700 mph before it entered the atmosphere, which slowed the craft so it could pop out a parachute and fire thruster rockets to gently float to the ground.

“It’s down, baby, it’s down!,” yelled a NASA flight controller, looking at signals from Mars showing that Phoenix had landed.

I can’t even put into words how excited I was about this landing.

I watched the Phoenix Lander touch down live on TV yesterday afternoon and it was seriously one of the more exciting things I’ve seen in a long time. That “hold your breath” feeling, listening to the mission control live audio feed and watching everyone FLIP OUT when they announced “PHOENIX… PHOENIX HAS LANDED.”

Rock on, Phoenix! :D

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