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PostPosted: October 26, 2006 8:52 AM 

folks>>

check out this site and bookmark it for next year...times a waist'en...10 months until launch in August 2007 with a 10 month cruise to Mars.

http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/overview/


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PostPosted: October 27, 2006 11:54 AM 

Not really impressed with a lander that is sending up old technology to mars.

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PostPosted: October 28, 2006 12:46 PM 

Charles>>>

If NASA was smart, which it is, one of the Rovers should relocate to the area for the landing of the Phoenix...I know its 1 1/2 years off, but the Rovers have lasted well beyond service. There is no reason at all for this not to happen.

Seeing the Phoenix land would be the icing on this Mars cake and the Rovers can retire in full scientific glory.

What an ending!

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PostPosted: November 11, 2006 11:49 AM 

http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/multimedia/videos/phoenix_animation.php

this site for the landing...download the 10mg movie, sit back and relax, if you can!

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PostPosted: March 20, 2007 7:35 AM 

August is still the project blast-off time...right on schedule.

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PostPosted: May 17, 2007 7:33 AM 

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/mars/phoenix/070508arrival/

Its been delivered to Florida.

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PostPosted: May 17, 2007 4:54 PM 

God Speed and save us from HAIL Laughing

RW any predictions here ? Mad

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PostPosted: May 24, 2007 2:52 AM 

I'm less concerned about the probes, as I am about the shuttle program and hard assets at the Cape. I have asked for mercy for all NASA's human assets.

The [number four] will play an important role this year, specifically for NASA with respect to calamity, but how exactly, I'm still guessing. Interpretation is a separate spiritual gift. I believe that [this prophecy] could represent four land-falling hurricanes this year, two greater, and two lesser. The problem is, I'm not sure who the "state of confusion" represents, and "wind" can mean other things, like political wind. Still, I'm pretty sure the morning glory with dew on it, and the spiral bands with a blue background, is very likely symbolic for hurricane. Another clue lies in this secondary prophecy ...

"so shall the mighty wind blow the state of confusion by four ways, and in two parts."



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PostPosted: May 24, 2007 3:15 AM 

Here is another [prophecy,] with the same basic theme. Again, we see four divided by two parts. The Phoenix rises into the sky, so perhaps this is somehow symbolic for this. It is a very strong warning.

Also, the appearance of the [whale with her calf] in the Sacramento river this month, should not be dismissed. The ["cheering crowds"] were predicted fairly accurately. Although another issue, I'm expecting a great quake within the coming year, beginning May 13, 2007, when the whales were first sighted, and within 200 miles of this vicinity.

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PostPosted: June 2, 2007 7:07 AM 

RW>>>
WTF are you doing?

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PostPosted: June 5, 2007 12:47 AM 

I'm shutting up and we'll see what happens. Just remember the number four, as in Fantastic Four and the [Silver Surfer.]

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PostPosted: June 5, 2007 12:55 AM 

June 15, 2007 - Marvel releases ... ["Rise of the Silver Surfer"]

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PostPosted: June 5, 2007 4:22 AM 

Boring

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PostPosted: February 20, 2008 10:42 PM 

folks>>>

94 days to go!

Phoenix landing successfully should give us a boost on the Mars Rover Blog, well, at least for a few weeks through speculation alone!

Perhaps NASA can hang the MER Rovers out to dry when either the Phoenix gets there or the MSL in 2010 does.

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PostPosted: February 27, 2008 1:10 AM 

Just what should be expected in a springtime landing at ~68* latitude? I've read the CO2 snow is up to a foot thick in the region of the landing ellipse. Some of the area has thin repeated layers of residual dirt/ice or rock/sand which appears to be left from a stacked snow/dirt origin. Of a couple HiRISE photos the surface is far from flat, with patches of polygons, and only a couple of flat topped rocks, entirly different than the layered terrain of Meridiani. We may need to see the region first hand to see the regular finer layering.
The greater concentration of water ice and dry ice should be a good lesson in geology. It may be unique in that Earth does not have the potential of a combined layered mix.
I'm looking forward to a few new mysteries during the year.

Maybe RW can paint a Toulouse-Lautrec picture about this new mission to help in the landing- and I am sure the scene will be different than we've been watching from the rovers. The spacecraft has been travelling-long. Art can be of assistance, in spirit, and science.
Safe travel log for Phoenix, hopefully.

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PostPosted: February 27, 2008 11:59 AM 

Hello dana>>>

Thanks for the link.

Well, there have been a few disappointments about 9 and 10 years ago with landers not landing as they were designed. I really had my doubts about the 2 MER's bouncing ball landing method, but it worked out very well.
The rocket assisted landing is another thing. The little video info looks quite complicated to get that Phoenix down correctly!

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PostPosted: February 27, 2008 12:47 PM 

The landing method is the same as used in the Viking Program. In Wikipedia we can read about some concern of contamination from the rockets at the landing site. But if everything goes well, get ready for the next chapter in Mars Forum, The Phoenix Lander Forum ! And the biology forum will need an extra separate server to handle all the traffic. Wink

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PostPosted: February 27, 2008 4:19 PM 

Anyone want to take bets on if the phoenix lander survives landing? Based on historical data I think the odds are about 50/50, but considering the complexity of the landing system I think it may be even lower than that.

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PostPosted: March 7, 2008 8:30 AM 

folks>>>

I am really surprised that this mission was resurrected in the first place considering that MSL is to be launched in 2009!!!

If this trip and exploration of the frosty surface is advantageous to science then the MSL should reflect on Phoenix's accomplishment.

If that was NASA intention then perhaps it will succeed as planned.

So r lewis, I will bet on a successful landing, but will the arm work???

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PostPosted: March 8, 2008 12:14 PM 

It's all depending of the landing site, and that's some kind of lottery. Six wheels, and a successfully landing would make the success. By the way, if phoenix gets hole in one, I take my hat off and bow low for that.

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PostPosted: March 13, 2008 9:41 AM 

folks>>>

73 days

http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/

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