Phoenix (spacecraft)

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Phoenix is a robotic spacecraft on a space exploration mission on Mars under the Mars Scout Program.

It was launched from Florida on 4 Aug 2007 and landed safely on Mars on 25 May 2008.

This spacecraft will analyze the Martian Soil using a hi-tec oven named TEGA (Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer) to decode the composition of the Martian soil.

As the numerous missions before it have, Phoenix will also search for life.