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.


Anonymous 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!