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NASA Spacecraft Appears to Have Landed on Mars -

NASA Spacecraft Appears to Have Landed on Mars -

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft appeared Sunday to have made a safe, flawless landing on Mars.

In the mission support room during the final, tense minutes before the landing, long stretches of quiet were punctuated by cheers and clapping as confirmation of crucial events like the deployment of the parachute were confirmed.

Then, at 7:53 p.m. Eastern time, Richard Kornfeld, the lead communications officer for entry, descent and landing, announced: “Touchdown signal detected.” The mission controllers erupted in cheers and began hugging one another in congratulations.

Some early pictures

Check out NASA for updates.

Also Mars Phoenix is using twitter (thanks Steve)