Videos & Animations The video gallery shows videos relating to the Phoenix Mission and Mars.


Press Release Videos - All the videos released in conjunction with press releases throughout the misison.

Mission Highlights - The Phoenix Mars Lander surpassed its original three-month mission, lasting five months in the Martian northern plains, digging up scientific 'firsts' along the way. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
Standard (94 MB)
High Definition (213 MB)
Standard Podcast (26 MB)
High Definition Podcast (82 MB)

Press Briefing (7-31-08) - Phoenix Mission press briefing held on July 31, 2008.
High Bandwidth (383.7 MB)

Mission Report Following Week One (5/25 - 6/1) - A video interview with Brent Bos about Phoenix's first week on Mars. Created by Jacob Egan.
High Bandwidth (82.9 MB)

Carol Stoker Podcast (5-27-08) - A video interview with Carol Stoker about her role on the Phoenix Mission. Created by Jacob Egan.
High Bandwidth (91.3 MB)

Alfred McEwen Podcast (5-26-08) - A video interview with Alfred McEwen, the principal investigator for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), about the descent images of Phoenix taken by HiRISE. Created by Jacob Egan and Chelsea Hodson.
High Bandwidth (75.3 MB)

Phoenix EDL Teaser Trailer - Created for the Phoenix Mars Mission by Jacob Egan and Rigel Woida.
Low Bandwidth (14.9 MB)
High Bandwidth (22 MB)

Phoenix EDL Animation - This animation featuring a heads-up display shows second-by second the entry, descent and landing of the Phoenix Mars Lander on May 25, 2008. The animation was created by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Solar System Visualization Project.
Low Bandwidth English Units (5.7 MB)
Low Bandwidth Metric Units (5.7 MB)
High Bandwidth English Units (47.3 MB)
High Bandwidth Metric Units (42.9 MB)
High Bandwidth (No HUD) (49.8 MB)

Governors Innovation Award - This video introduced the Phoenix Mars Mission at the 2007 Arizona Governor's Celebration of Innovation gala Dec. 6 at Glendale, Ariz. The Phoenix Mission won the innovation award in the academic category.
Low Bandwidth (1.1 MB)
Medium Bandwidth (7.7 MB)
High Bandwidth (14.8 MB)

Phoenix Launch Animation - This animation visualizes the launch of the ULA Delta II Rocket carrying Phoenix on August 4th, 2007. The animation was created by the Digital Image Animation Laboratory at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Quicktime, Low Bandwidth (1.5 MB)
Quicktime, High Bandwidth (11.9 MB)
Quicktime, HD (101.6 MB)

Lander

Phoenix EDL Animation - This animation visualizes entry, descent and landing of the Phoenix Mars Lander in May 2008. The animation was created by Maas Digital under the direction of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Solar System Visualization Project.
Quicktime, Low Bandwidth (1.6 MB)
Quicktime, High Bandwidth (13.1 MB)
Quicktime, HD (102.9 MB)

Phoenix Mars Mission Teaser Trailer - Created for the Phoenix Mars Mission by Davin Flateau. Audio added by Jesse Cornia.
Quicktime, Low Bandwidth (6.4 MB)
Quicktime, High Bandwidth
(39.1 MB)
YouTube

The "Pride of Arizona" Marching Band Goes to Mars - The Phoenix Mars Mission was the theme of the halftime show at the UA's Sept. 15 football game.
Quicktime, Low Bandwidth (9.7 MB)
Quicktime, High Bandwidth (25 MB)
YouTube

Phoenix Science Operations Center Tour - This 16 minute video takes you through a tour of the Science Operations Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Quicktime (90.3 MB)

Ashes

Up from the Ashes: The Phoenix Mars Mission - This 8-minute video features Phoenix Mars Mission Principal Investigator Peter Smith talking about the origins of the mission and what the objectives and goals of the journey are. The video was produced by The University of Arizona's office of External Relations.
Quicktime (23.3 MB)

Fairing Installation - Phoenix's protective fairing was installed on July 27. (5 min.)
Quicktime (42.6 MB)

Transport to Pad - On July 23, crews at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station transported Phoenix to Pad 17 A and mated the lander to the Delta II rocket. (11 min.)
Quicktime (89.5 MB)

Spacecraft into Transport Canister - The Phoenix lander is carefully put into the canister for transportation to Launch Complex 17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on July 20. (4 min.)
Quicktime (27.9 MB)

Heat Shield Installation - Watch this 5-minute video and see Phoenix's heat shield being installed at Kennedy Space Center on July 19.
Quicktime (35.1 MB)

Third Stage Mating - This 7-minute video shows the Phoenix lander and cruise stage being mated to the third stage of the Delta II launch vehicle in a clean room at Kennedy Space Center on July 17.
Quicktime (48.3 MB)

Illuminiating Phoenix - This 6-minute video shows Kennedy Space Center staff illuminating Phoenix's cruise phase solar panels.
Quicktime (19 MB)

Delta II Second Stage Installation - In this 9-minute video, Phoenix's Delta II second stage is lifted and mated to the first state at Pad 17A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on June 28.
Quicktime (31 MB)

Media Day - This 2-minute video includes excerpts from the Phoenix Mission media day at Kennedy Space Center on June 26.
Quicktime (9 MB)

Solid Rocket Installation - This 20-minute video shows the first set of solid rockets being mated to the Delta II launcher at Pad 17A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Quicktime (64.7 MB)

Solar Array Deployment - This 3-minute video shows Phoenix's solar array being deployed at Kennedy Space Center on June 20.
Quicktime (6.2MB)

Delta II First Stage Installation - This 8-minute video shows Phoenix's Delta II launcher's first stage being installed at Pad 17A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on June 18.
Quicktime (23.5MB)

Landing Radar Installation - This 2-minute video shows installation of the landing radar on the space craft at Kennedy Space Center in Florida the week of June 4.
Quicktime (4.6MB)

Phoenix Lander Lift and Rotation - This 5-minute video shows the Phoenix lander being lifted onto a stand and rotated at Kennedy Space Center in Florida the week of June 4.
Quicktime (11.5MB)

Mars Video

Mars: The Search for Water, the Search for Life - This 10-minute clip, titled "Mars: The Search for Water, the Search for Life," looks at some of these images and compares them to similar features found on the Earth and addresses possible consequences of finding liquid water on Mars.
High Quality MPEG4 (41MB) (All Browsers Except Safari)
High Quality Quicktime Movie (177.6 MB) (Safari Users)

Arizona Illustrated Phoenix Report KSSN

NASA's Destination Tomorrow - Watch Phoenix Principal Investigator, Peter Smith, talk about NASA's next Mars mission.

Low Quality MPEG4 (1.7 MB)
High Quality MPEG4 (47.2 MB)

RAC Video

Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) - Another RAC animation showing the camera's focus cycling from the closest step to the farthest step.
RAC MPEG (2.2 MB)

RAC Video 02

Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) - This animation shows the focus changing for the RAC looking at simulated Martian soil in the scoop.
RAC MPEG (1.5 MB)

Mardi Video

MARDI Descent Imaging Scenario (Pre-landing) - This time-lapse animation shows what the final descent may look like from MARDI's perspective.
MPEG (3 MB)

Mission Video

Mars Time: The Year that Was and the Decade to Come: Part 4 - Get an inside look on what's going on with the Phoenix Mission.
MPEG
Quicktime with captions

Video Smith 02

Arizona Illustrated Phoenix Report - Principal investigator Peter Smith talks to Arizona Illustrated about the Phoenix Mission.
High Quality AVI (41 MB)

KSSN

KSSN - Find out how water is related to life.
High Quality MPEG4 (7.2 MB)
Low Quality MPEG4 (with Captions) (956 KB)
High Quality MPEG4 (with Captions) (6.1MB)
High Quality MPEG4 (Spanish) (7.3 MB)

KSSN 2

KSSN - Watch students argue about where to find water on Mars.
High Quality MPEG4 (7.2 MB)
Low Quality MPEG4 (with Captions) (1.4 MB)
High Quality MPEG4 (with Captions) (6.1 MB)
High Quality MPEG4 (Spanish) (11.3 MB)

The Case of Great Space Exploration Segment 1

The Case of Great Space Exploration Segment 1 - The Phoenix mission and Co-Investigator Carol Stoker are featured in this segment of the NASA SCI Files™ program titled The Case of the Great Space Exploration, which aired on PBS, September 22, 2004.
Quicktime Video Stream