Saturday, August 04, 2007

Phoenix Rising

I didn't wake up early enough to watch it live, but the Mars Phoenix Lander successfully launched at 5:26 am EDT this morning. NASA reported that Phoenix separated from the Delta II launch vehicle and that the spacecraft is healthy. Cool! Launch video here.


Terry G said...

Bruce, me and the family are in Orlando for the anual holiday, and Phoenix was the first launch we ever saw. It was incredible. We'll be watching Endeavour with you in a few days time.

FlyingSinger said...

That's great, Terry! As I posted, we got the tour today, and I feel especially lucky to be able to view the launch from the Banana Creek viewing stands - right next to the Saturn V Center. Enjoy your holidays!