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Phoenix - End of Mission
mars loon
post Nov 11 2008, 04:20 PM
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Phoenix .. We love you and shall miss you deeply

You have provided a thrilling science ride from beginning to end ...

discovering ice sheets beneath and swirling ice clouds above.

RIP

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post Nov 11 2008, 04:36 PM
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Great shared souvenirs from landing with you all.
Waiting for papers realease
Waiting to see her from HiRise.
Altogether, it's a smile.gif


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post Nov 11 2008, 04:42 PM
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QUOTE (Vultur @ Nov 11 2008, 07:30 AM) *
Extended mission, and it still seems all too short ... goodbye Phoenix...


Although very, very slim, the possibility is not zero that Phoenix may awaken a bit more than a year from now, depending on the extent of damage due to ice accumulation on the solar panels and the extreme cold on the circuitry.
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post Nov 11 2008, 04:44 PM
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I will never, ever forget this image. It made me proud to be a part of the same species as the guys who pulled this off. What a triumph of human achievement.
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post Nov 11 2008, 05:07 PM
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QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Nov 11 2008, 10:44 AM) *
It made me proud to be a part of the same species as the guys who pulled this off.

Thank you, Dan. That summed up *perfectly* a lot of what I've been feeling about this mission. I know I still get goosebumps thinking about that image.

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post Nov 11 2008, 05:20 PM
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Celebrating a job well done, not mourning a lander lost...

Farewell Phoenix...

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post Nov 11 2008, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Nov 11 2008, 06:20 PM) *
Celebrating a job well done, not mourning a lander lost...


well the UA clock is still running smile.gif

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post Nov 11 2008, 07:46 PM
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Good to know, but if you listen carefully I think you can hear not just the fading echoes of the fat lady's song, but the stage lights being turned off, the seats being flipped back up and the doors locked too... sad.gif


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post Nov 11 2008, 08:41 PM
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QUOTE (nprev @ Nov 11 2008, 12:56 AM) *
let's never forget the excitement of landing day here on UMSF


As well as the memories I still have the chat logs, and the champagne cork smile.gif The sense of a community coming together with the mission team, Doug's webcast with Sir Patrick Moore, Emily's live u-streams, Peter Smith and Barry Goldstein's expressions... an absolutely magical night.


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post Nov 11 2008, 08:42 PM
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Thanks for clarifying that Emily.
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post Nov 11 2008, 09:25 PM
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QUOTE (ustrax @ Nov 10 2008, 11:27 PM) *


Quite appropriate, and there's even a nod to TEGA in the lyrics:

"Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew, when I bit off more than I could chew." wink.gif

Doing science for 149 out of 152 Sols is an impressive record to be sure. Phoenix will be in my thoughts, although being someone who doesn't tolerate cold very well, the encasement in ice is not something I want to dwell on too much. blink.gif
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post Nov 11 2008, 11:16 PM
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Thanks to all of the brilliant minds on this blog who have been so supportive of the entire mission.
This was the one place to go to get intelligent discussion, not a place where people pi$$ed and moaned about the information coming out of the mission.
You were read regularly and frequently by the team.
It was a great ride. I'll never have a better job than the one I had on Phoenix.
Adios, space friends!
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post Nov 11 2008, 11:40 PM
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Thanks Cony, I think I can speak for a lot of people here when I say that means a lot to us... smile.gif

But hey, we're not done with Phoenix yet! We'll all be here picking through and discussing the science results as they're released, and no doubt producing and creating new and beautiful images as we patiently go through the old raws again, looking for stuff we missed the first time.

So don't go away, ok?

And to any of the Phoenix team who have read or are reading this, two words:

THANK YOU!



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post Nov 11 2008, 11:41 PM
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The fun starts in a months time when the data hits the PDS smile.gif

Between now and then, we have the wrap party biggrin.gif

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post Nov 11 2008, 11:59 PM
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Sad but inevitable. Oh well. Phoenix had a better innings than MPF, and now she's part of Mars history.
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