Mars Rover

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Road Trip On Tap For NASA’s Mars Rover In New Year

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.

12/29/2012

Activity lead Bobak Ferdowsi (center) wipes tears away after a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena. (credit: (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times-POOL)

‘We’re NASA And We Know It’ Spoof Video Pokes Fun At Mars Rover Team

A music video spoof of the NASA/JPL Mars Rover team set to the tune of LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It” has gone viral.

10/10/2012

A self-portrait of Mars rover, Curiosity. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

President Obama Wants JPL Scientists To Let Him Know If They Find Martians

President Barack Obama says he wants to be notified without delay if the Mars rover Curiosity finds Martians – “even if they’re just microbes.”

08/13/2012

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What’s Next For NASA’s Mega-Rover Curiosity?

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.

08/11/2012

This full-resolution color image from NASA's Curiosity Rover shows the pebble-covered surface of Mars. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Scientists: Mars Landscape Looks Similar To California’s Mojave Desert

The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists said Wednesday.

08/08/2012

Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission members work in the data processing room beside Mission Control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012 ahead of the landing of the Mars rover Curiosity. NASA said Thursday all was well ahead of its nail-biting mission to Mars, with its most advanced robotic rover poised to hunt for clues about past life and water on Earth's nearest planetary neighbor. On a two-year journey to seek out signs of environments that once sustained life, the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory and the largest and most sophisticated rover ever built, Curiosity, is set for 1:31 am August 6 (0531 GMT). (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Curiosity Lands Safely On Mars

The Curiosity rover landed on Mars at 10:32 p.m. Sunday culminating an 8 1/2-month journey.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/05/2012

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JPL Scientists Prepare For Rover Curiosity’s Mars Landing

The scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory are getting ready for Mars rover Curiosity’s Aug. 5 landing.

07/25/2012

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Mars Rover ‘Opportunity’ Reaches Rim Of Massive Mars Crater

NASA says its surviving Mars rover Opportunity has reached the rim of Endeavour crater after a nearly three-year trek across the surface of the red planet.

08/10/2011

Engineers work on the Mars rover "Curiosity," at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. (credit: AP)

Mars Rover Curiosity To Land In 96-Mile-Wide Crater

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.

07/22/2011

Engineers work on the Mars rover "Curiosity," at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. (credit: AP)

Audit: Upcoming Mars Mission Has Significant Challenges

A new report says significant challenges remain before NASA can launch its next rover to Mars later this year.

06/08/2011

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Mars Rover Spirit Mission Just About Over

Spirit, the scrappy robot geologist that captivated the world with its antics on Mars before getting stuck in a sand trap, is about to meet its end after six productive years.

05/24/2011

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After Delay, NASA Prepares Mars Rover Curiosity For Launch

NASA engineers are putting the finishing touches on the next rover to Mars before shipping it off to Florida for launch later this year.

04/04/2011

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NASA To Make Last Effort To Communicate With Mars Rover ‘Spirit’

The prospect of ever hearing from the stuck Mars rover Spirit is fading after it failed to respond to repeated calls from Earth.

03/29/2011

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Plan Scrapped For A 3-D Camera On Next Mars Rover

A high-resolution 3-D camera that “Avatar” director James Cameron was helping to build for NASA’s next Mars rover won’t fly after all.

03/25/2011

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Cost Of Next-Generation Mars Rover Soars To $2.5B

NASA’s next-generation rover to the surface of Mars needs more money — again.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/01/2011

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