Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Eagle has landed!

Well, not the "Eagle" but rather the Phoenix! I just watched the landing on both CNN, and live on the web on NASA TV. Oddly enough, there was about a 30-40 second delay from the "live" internet feed in comparison to the CNN feed.
And, what was also cool about this event...
Nasa went all "web 2.0" in providing live Twitter updates too! I just checked the feed and took two screen shots. One of the other persons that I follow on twitter is named "apelad" who is a great cartoonist. His comments in with the twitter feed were pretty funny too :)

Small side note: I've really been enjoying twitter lately. I've found some good people to follow, and it's a neat thing to be able to see what's going on in their lives no matter how mundane - or in the case of nasa - FAR from mundane!

In a few hours we "SHOULD" have new images coming in! Then it's 90 days of science (maybe longer). One of the goals of this mission is to perhaps find ice (aka water) which if anything like earth - where there is water, there is usually life.

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