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A litle update from the press room

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

25-05-2008 22:22 CDT


I should be euphoric at this point with the successful landing, but I'm exhausted and disheartened becuase of all the malicious denial-of-service attacks on our website and on my Ustream channel -- they've very effectively impeded my efforts to get information about the landing out to the world. I can't imagine why anyone would want to do that.

But I should have my mood boosted in a little over a half an hour, when there is a press briefing scheduled; we'll see the smiling happy faces of all the scientists and engineers, celebrating their new images. I'm going to go take a break and report back after that press briefing.

In the meantime, congratulations to the Phoenix team, and a big thanks to them for making all those beautiful images available so quickly.

One thing I can add...just how amazing is Doug Ellison's prediction for what the terrain would look like?

So Few Rocks

Doug Ellison

So Few Rocks
One vision of what the landscape will look like to Phoenix when it lands on Sunday, May 25, 2008.

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