Members of the team behind the NASA Mars rover Curiosity along with personnel at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena were set to celebrate the first anniversary of the rover’s landing.
The Curiosity rover has tasted Mars’ air: It’s made mostly of carbon dioxide with hints of other gases.
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Project is being awarded with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s top honor – the trophy for current achievement.
Since captivating the world with its acrobatic landing, the Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up dirt. Repeat.
Mars rover Curiosity has uncovered bright, shiny particles from a spot where it is collecting samples of dirt.
Gov. Jerry Brown is planning to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists responsible for the successful mission to land the rover Curiosity on Mars.
After a spectacular landing on Mars, the rover Curiosity wasted no time embracing its inner shutterbug, delighting scientists with vistas of Gale Crater complete with sand dunes, mountain views and even haze.
His red-tinged mohawk almost made as many headlines as the landing of the Curiosity rover on the Red Planet.
The Curiosity rover landed on Mars at 10:32 p.m. Sunday culminating an 8 1/2-month journey.
For the past eight months, scientists have been anxiously watching Curiosity barrel closer and closer to the red planet.
After an 8 1/2-month voyage through space, NASA’s souped-up Mars spacecraft zoomed toward the red planet for what the agency hopes will be an epic touchdown.
NASA’s latest tourist, the roving robot named Curiosity, will lug around a suite of gadgets to snap pictures, sniff, taste and even drill.
You may not be able to make the trip to the Red Planet with NASA’s “Curiosity” rover, but Griffith Observatory is offering the next best thing.
The rover Curiosity, which is managed by Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is on its way to Mars.
NASA’s next Mars rover will land at the foot of a towering mountain inside a 96-mile-wide crater to search for evidence that the region once had conditions capable of supporting microbial life, project officials announced Friday.