Martian Phoenix

It’s designed to do the job of the ill-fated Mars Polar Lander.


Very cool.

Great. Knowing our luck, they’ll get all the bugs worked out, all the procedures cross-checked, and the lander will make a perfect, flawless decent…directly onto the parachute of the last Polar Lander, meaning the entire landing site will be covered by a layer of scorched, tattered nylon. :smack:

(That, and the high-gain antenna won’t work right. 'Natch.)