A spacecraft has been blasted off on a nine-month journey to Mars, where it will dig below the surface of the planet looking for life. The Phoenix probe lifted off from Nasaâ€™s launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida on August 4 morning. Phoenix was meant to launch on Friday, but bad weather meant it wasnâ€™t ready on time. If everything goes to plan, Phoenix should arrive on Mars in late May 2008.
Mission to Mars blasts off
Published: 12:00 am Aug 10, 2007