First shock absorber on Mars?

In case you missed it there is now a lander called Phoenix on Mars. The thing landed 17:07 local time on Mars (what the hell that now is). 
This view of one of the footpads of NASA’s three-legged Phoenix Mars Lander shows a solid surface at the spacecraft’s landing site. As the legs touched down on the surface of Mars, they kicked up some loose material on top of the footpad, but overall, the surface is unperturbed. 
Why am I writing about this on a blog about communication?
Cause it’s innovation – and innovation triggers ideas. 
(In this case a spoof ad for Öhlins 🙂