Category Archives: Interplanetary Travel

Mission Unpossible: The 422-million-mile journey for dirt

296 days after launch, the Phoneix spacecraft has successfully landed on Mars. The purpose of the mission is to gather dirt samples to testing. The hope is that we will find ice, salt, or other evidence that life on Mars can or could exist. The outlook is good as new pictures that were taken on Saturday suggest that the lunar spacecraft may have actually landed on an ice table. We should know more as soon as the scientists start remotely operating the unmanned spaceships back-hoe arm. It’s a good thing this mission is unmanned because life on Mars doesn’t exist for good reason… the weather report for Mars suggests you can expect it to be sunny with a high chance of dust storms, temperatures ranging from the low -120 degrees Fahrenheit to a max of -20 degrees. For all the sci-fi fans and dirt lovers out there, make sure to check out the photo gallery below!