The latest mission to Mars, Mars Phoenix, is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet this coming Sunday. Mars
Phoenix, whose name evokes the magical bird that can rise from the ashes, incorporates some of the experiments and
technologies that were originally scheduled to fly on previous missions that were canceled, crashed, or otherwise failed. The lander plans to touch down in a Martian arctic plane as part of a hunt for frozen water and, perhaps, signs of life. We'll talk about the mission and what the scientists behind it hope to achieve.
Produced by Karin Vergoth