Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | May 26, 2010

Kentucky environmental attorney says NASA ends Mars mission with icy death of Phoenix Mars Lander.

 NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after repeated attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful. A new image transmitted by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows signs of severe ice damage to the lander’s solar panels.

Before calling an end to the mission, NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter flew over the Phoenix landing site 61 times during a final attempt to communicate with the lander. No transmission from the lander was detected. Phoenix also did not communicate during 150 flights in three earlier listening campaigns this year. 

Good night Phoenix. Good night Mars. Good night space.  Good night America.

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