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04/08/2007 NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is launched

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Phoenix Launch

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Phoenix Landing

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The Phoenix Mars Lander

Phoenix was a robotic spacecraft on a space exploration mission on Mars under the Mars Scout Program. Mission scientists used instruments aboard the lander to search for environments suitable for microbial life on Mars and to research the history of water there. The total mission cost was about the US $386 million, which includes the cost of the launch.
    • Essentials 

    • Mission overview 

    • Scientific payload 

    • Mission highlights 

    • ''Phoenix'' DVD