05.29.08 - NASA's Mars lander is returning more detailed images from the Martian surface and is now preparing its instruments for science operations.
05.28.08 - Scientists leading NASA's Phoenix Mars mission from the University of Arizona in Tucson sent commands to unstow its robotic arm and take more images of its landing site early today.
05.27.08 - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully received information from the Phoenix Mars Lander Tuesday evening and relayed the information to Earth.
05.27.08 - NASA's Phoenix Lander is ready to begin moving its robotic arm, first unlatching its wrist and then flexing its elbow.
05.26.08 - A telescopic camera in orbit around Mars caught a view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suspended from its parachute during the lander's successful arrival at Mars Sunday evening, May 25.
05.25.08 - A NASA spacecraft today sent pictures showing itself in good condition after making the first successful landing in a polar region of Mars.
05.25.08 - NASA's Phoenix spacecraft landed in the northern polar region of Mars today to begin three months of examining a site chosen for its likelihood of having frozen water within reach of the lander's robotic arm.
05.25.08 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander sped on Sunday morning toward its arrival at Mars, as the tug of the Red Planet's gravity accelerated the craft during the final day of its trip from Earth to Mars.
05.24.08 - It’s a rainy day here in Pasadena, CA today, but the weather looks good on Mars for a landing this Sunday.
05.25.08 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will reach Mars this evening with no further adjustments to its flight path.
05.24.08 - This is the latest update for the Phoenix Mars Lander mission.
05.21.08 - It’s now Wednesday, and Phoenix is fast approaching Mars. In fact, if you were hitching a ride on Phoenix, right now Mars would look about a third the size of the full moon viewed from Earth.
05.23.08 - It’s a rainy day here in Pasadena, CA today, but the weather looks good on Mars for a landing this Sunday.
05.22.08 - The spacecraft is operating well for us as the teams continue to work on the final landing simulations and trajectory analyses.
05.22.08 - It feels a bit like waiting for a theatrical performance or an instrument recital -- we're tuned up, and the anticipation of curtain time is growing.
05.22.08 - With three days and 3 million miles left to fly before arriving at Mars, NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is on track for its destination in the Martian arctic.
05.22.08 - I keep getting asked about whether Phoenix will find life on Mars, so I've thought quite a bit about what Phoenix is and is not doing.
05.20.08 - I keep getting asked about whether Phoenix will find life on Mars, so I've thought quite a bit about what Phoenix is and is not doing.
05.16.08 - Phoenix successfully performed a maneuver on May 17 to adjust its course slightly toward the center of the approved landing area.
05.15.08 - New observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicate that the crust and upper mantle of Mars are stiffer and colder than previously thought.