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The Challenges of Getting to Mars
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Over the next few weeks, a series of videos will be posted about the Phoenix mission's journey to Mars.

Phoenix Mars Lander - Cruise Phase
The word "cruise" implies that this is an easy phase of the mission, however nothing could be further from the truth. See just how much work it takes to get the Phoenix Mars Lander to its proper destination on Mars while it travels at 60,000 miles per hour!
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Phoenix Mars Lander - Countdown to Launch
On Saturday August 4, the Mars Phoenix spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Phoenix Mars Lander - Transport for Launch
Getting a spacecraft from its "birthplace" at Lockheed Martin in Colorado to its launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida is no easy task.
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