RE: Phoenix lands safely on Mars

From: Wally Anglesea (wanglese@bigpond.net.au)
Date: Mon May 26 2008 - 01:14:12 UTC

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    Yeah, I watched it down here in Australia.
    
    I'm amazed at:
    
    1: the technology that allows me to watch this (I watched both the last two
    Mars rover landings, and the Cassini orbital insertion);
    2: The organisational skills and planning that allowed 3 Mars orbiting
    spacecraft to be basically overhead of the Phoenix lander as it was
    undergoing entry and landing;
    3: the amazing technology that meant all of the parts, and all of the
    orbiting spacecraft did all this several minutes before we watched it all in
    "real time" :-)
     
    
    Cheers,
    
    Wally Anglesea
    
    http://users.bigpond.net.au/wanglese
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: George Olshevsky [mailto:george.olshevsky@gmail.com] 
    Sent: Monday, 26 May 2008 10:40
    To: cdbl-chat@lists.comics.org; seesat-l
    Subject: Phoenix lands safely on Mars
    
    Watched the JPL people's faces on TV light up shortly before 5 pm local time
    when signals arrived from Mars indicating the successful landing of the
    Phoenix spacecraft. Good show! Hope the experiments go ahead according to
    plan.
    
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