Phoenix to Land on Mars Sunday 4:53PM PDT

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    The two US robots traversing Mars, Spirit and Opportunity, will be joined by Phoenix, Sunday, 4:53PM Pacific:

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    I've got my fingers crossed.

    On a side note, I love oriental names.
     
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    Umm what Oriental names? All 3 are name with NON oriental names.

    And it has to survive a landing that few of our attempts have survived.
     
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    You are right about how perilous Martian landings can be. The Phoenix lander is in part a replacement for a failed north polar mission from a few years ago. So Phoenix is an appropriate name. From the crash of the first polar lander rises the new Phoenix... we hope.
     
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    Phoenix is about 20 minutes from possible landing confirmation. Anyone interested can watch JPL Phoenix Mission Control live at this website: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
     
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    "Phoenix has landed. Welcome to the northern plains of Mars!"
     
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    It's on the D-SCI channel for those with Time Warner digital cable.
     
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    This is seriously too cool!
     
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    What?! No Con outrage on wasteful government spending?

    Why should taxpayers pay billions, so some probe can look at martian ice???

    Where's the outrage? I could have sworn I read about 20 posts in the last week by cons, saying we should gut government spending. Trim it to the bare minimum, only the absolute essentials.
     
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    You are a retard, but then we all knew that already.
     

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