Mars Touchdown!

The first-ever landing of a probe near Mars' north pole happened smoothly today. Congratulations to NASA and to all scientists who have worked on this project for 5 long years.

The Mars Phoenix Lander, completing a 296-day, 422 million-mile journey, closed in on the Red Planet with a 50-50 chance of a successful touchdown on its arctic plains, NASA officials said.

What a great accomplishment for human race! So inspiring! These scientists truly inspired, moved and touched my heart. 

Read the Phoenix Lander's blog here to get daily information about this project.

UPDATE: Click here to see the first pictures of Mars