n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Phoenix success : news notes
|Article Title||Phoenix success : news notes|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Aug 2008|
|Pages||112 - 113|
In a dramatic reversal of fortune for NASA, which suffered a devastating failure the last time the agency attempted a rocket-powered descent to Mars nine years ago, the Phoenix lander had a successful touchdown on Sunday, 25 May 2008, on flat terrain in the northern plains of Mars at 68.22 degrees north latitude.
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