Phoenix Mars Lander

Yes, NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander has officially landed on the red planet as of 8pm EST. It reportedly slowed “from approximately 13,000 miles per hour to about five in the space of six to seven minutes.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

You should be aware that NASA has the odds stacked against it when it comes to off world remote control landings. To date, only five of thirteen landing attempts have been successful.

[via Gizmodo]