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Phoenix Hits Mars Jackpot: October 2008 Spaceflight magazine article, First 30 Sols
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post Sep 24 2008, 04:02 AM
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Phoenix Hits Mars Jackpot mars.gif in October 2008 Spaceflight magazine
by Ken Kremer
First 30 Sols:
thats the title of my new 10 page article on p. 376-385. Features 5 Phoenix mosaics created by the team of Marco Di Lorenzo and Ken Kremer in the first few weeks of the mission in June 08, several are exclusives to Spaceflight. It takes a few months to appear in print. I have included comments from many team members and cited contributions from the international science collaborators. PLus plenty of Phoenix team images too

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The article describes the major events and results from landing to Sol 30, science instruments and also features my exclusive interview with Rob Manning on the story behind the historic Heimdall crater image and initial flight operations at SOC UA.
Our 5 mosaics are:
- Phoenix and the Snow Queen: (RAC) also published on cover of June 9 Aviation Week MAGAZINE and Jun 12, 2008 APOD
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080612.html
- Lander Deck Mosaic: alternate versions also in 7 July & 11 Aug 2008 AWST
- Holy Cow Mosaic (RAC)
- TEGA Mosaic (RAC)
- Heimdall Crater in Color

We are updating the mosaics as the mission progresses
here is a link to the table of contents and cover:
http://www.bis-spaceflight.com/sitesia.asp...-gb,en-gb,en-us
http://www.bis-spaceflight.com/sitesia.asp...id/1649/l/en-us

I'll be presenting these and more at my upcoming Phoenix lectures in FL, NJ and PA. anyone interested please feel free to contact me.
a few here:

FL
Plantation Astronomy Club: Leesburg, FL, Oct 20, Mon, 8 PM. “Launching DAWN to Asteroids; Landing Phoenix on Icy Martian Jackpot”.

NJ & PA
David Sarnoff Library; Martians for Education Festival: Princeton, NJ, Oct 22, Wed, 8 PM. “Looking for Life on Mars: Phoenix and the Twin Rovers (in 3-D)”. Website: http://www.davidsarnoff.org/m4e_festival_2008.html
http://www.davidsarnoff.org/kremer-looking...fe-on-mars.html
Stella Della Valley Star Party & Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA): Ottsville, PA, Oct 25, Sat, 2:30 PM. “Launching DAWN to Asteroids; Landing Phoenix on Icy Martian Jackpot”.
Website: http://www.bma2.org/Sdv.html
Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Wed, Dec 10, 8 PM. “Daring Flight of the Phoenix Mars Lander”. Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org
Amateur Astronomer’s Inc (AAI) at Union County College: Cranford, NJ, Fri, Dec 19, 8 PM. “Daring Flight of the Phoenix”.
Website: http://www.asterism.org

others in Jan 09

I'd like to thank the entire Phoenix team for this grand mission smile.gif mars.gif
Thank you to Spaceflight magazine for such generosity in publishing my lengthy text (7000 words) and our images and to all at the UMSF forum for inspiration

Ken Kremer

kremerken at yahoo.com

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post Nov 12 2008, 04:04 PM
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"Phoenix and the Holy Cow" ..... A Salute to Phoenix and her glorious martian science accomplishments mars.gif

Featured on APOD today, 12 Nov 2008
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap081112.html

The "Holy Cow" RAC mosaic created by Marco Di Lorenzo and Ken Kremer was beautifully printed in my Phoenix artcile in the October 2008 issue of Spaceflight magazine above.

APOD text includes a link to our earlier 12 Jun 2008 APOD: "Phoenix and the Snow Queen"
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080612.html

see these and more at my upcoming lectures:
http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...=1972&st=15

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post Nov 13 2008, 04:59 AM
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Nice to have such image epitaph for Phoenix, I want to thank Ken for perfect submission time.


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post Nov 19 2008, 09:40 PM
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"Phoenix and the Holy Cow" mosaic was also featured by Science News online magazine as their headline shot on their home page on November 13/14.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/access/id/...le/PARTING_SHOT
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/media

PARTING SHOT
Science News Caption: This week, scientists officially bid adieu to the Phoenix Mars Lander, which has been working as a robotic geologist and searching for evidence of life-friendly environments since its May 25 landing on the Martian northern plain. Above is a lander photograph of patches of what, thanks to data the lander collected, was shown to be water ice just below the soil surface.Credit: Marco Di Lorenzo, Kenneth Kremer, Phoenix Mission, NASA, JPL, UA, Max Planck Inst.

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post Nov 20 2008, 01:40 AM
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Outstanding work as usual, you guys...congratulations!!! Your images are iconic for Phoenix.


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QUOTE (nprev @ Nov 20 2008, 02:40 AM) *
you guys...congratulations!!! Your images are iconic for Phoenix.

Thanks nprev !

well my follow-up Phoenix finale will appear soon in an upcoming issue of Spaceflight with a batch of our new bootleg postcards.

and something should appear soon at Spaceflightnow.com website

in the meantime check out my Space Shuttle "up close" article in April 09 Spaceflight :
http://www.bis-spaceflight.com/sitesia.asp...-gb,en-gb,en-us
http://www.bis-spaceflight.com/sitesia.asp...-gb,en-gb,en-us

my newly posted lectures in NY, NJ and PA starting March 6
http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...15&start=15

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