Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
Alli Snow

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If you missed the Phoenix landing... or even if you didn't...

There's a very cool video on JPL's NASA site that shows "the events in mission control along with the artist's conception of the events taking place on Mars".

Here's a neat image of Phoenix descending to the surface taken by the camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Think on this, and think on it carefully: you are seeing a man-made object falling gracefully and with intent to the surface of an alien world, as seen by another man-made object already circling that world, both of them acting robotically, and both of them hundreds of million of kilometers away.

Never, ever forget: we did this. This is what we can do.
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