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.