Foot of the Phoenix

Lots of geeking out over the Phoenix mission here tonight. Aquavit gimlets and space travel make a nice combination. I’ve been really enjoying watching NASA TV on their website. Everybody’s so happy that their space robot didn’t crash or get lost. Plus, I suspect there’s been a little off-camera drinking.

First pictures have mostly served the purpose of letting the engineers know that the lander is OK. Higher-res color pics should be available tomorrow.

Picture gallery available from the University of Arizona.

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