Thursday, May 22, 2008

Phoenix is landing!

Perhaps you'll remember the fine company we had at Lake Fryxell for Christmas.

The NASA scientists working with the Phoenix Lander were in the Dry Valleys to explore Antarctica as a Mars analog. While they were digging in the Antarctic, the Phoenix was traveling through space towards Mars. Now, Phoenix is about to land on Mars and begin the mission for which these guys have worked so hard! We here at the "Dartmouth College Chapter of the Phoenix Fan Club" are very excited to hear about what they learn, as we are very curious about how Mars might be an Antarctic analog.

What better way to celebrate your Memorial Day weekend than by watching NASA TV? You can hear the press briefings and stay up to date at the following times by going to NASA TV's website:
Phoenix Mission Briefings
May 22, 2:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. Pacific)
May 24, 3:00 p.m. (12:00 p.m. Pacific)
May 25, 3:00 p.m. (12:00 p.m. Pacific)
May 25, NASA TV coverage begins 6:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. Pacific)
May 25, Landing on Mars at approximately 7:53 p.m. (4:53 p.m. Pacific)
Other interesting websites are:
The Phoenix Mars Mission website
The Phoenix Mission Info on NASA's website