Phoenix Hits Mars Jackpot 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
- 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:
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:
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
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”.
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”.
others in Jan 09
I'd like to thank the entire Phoenix team for this grand mission
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
kremerken at yahoo.com
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