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31

Jan


 Curiosity rover preparing to drill into Mars for first time  



Rover must complete several more hardware tests before it’s ready to drill, which should be sometime next week.
Rover must complete several more hardware tests before it’s ready to drill, which should be sometime next week.

05

Dec

Mars rover Curiosity gets mission extensionNASA announced that it plans to launch an unmanned rover toward Mars in 2020, to help pave the way for an eventual Martian sample-return mission.

Mars rover Curiosity gets mission extension
NASA announced that it plans to launch an unmanned rover toward Mars in 2020, to help pave the way for an eventual Martian sample-return mission.

28

Nov

Mars rover Curiosity celebrates its first birthdayOn Nov. 26, 2011, the rover began an 8-month journey to Mars that ended on Aug. 5, 2012.

Mars rover Curiosity celebrates its first birthday
On Nov. 26, 2011, the rover began an 8-month journey to Mars that ended on Aug. 5, 2012.

24

Nov

Has NASA’s Curiosity rover made a big discovery?NASA scientists are to checking and double-checking the results before announcing the Mars Science Laboratory’s potential findings.

Has NASA’s Curiosity rover made a big discovery?
NASA scientists are to checking and double-checking the results before announcing the Mars Science Laboratory’s potential findings.

11

Nov

Curiosity team switches from Mars time to Earth timeBeing on the Martian clock, which changed every few days relative to Earth time, created a sense of chronic jet lag for NASA employees.

Curiosity team switches from Mars time to Earth time
Being on the Martian clock, which changed every few days relative to Earth time, created a sense of chronic jet lag for NASA employees.

09

Oct

Curiosity rover finds ‘bright object’ in first scoop of Martian soilThe shiny object could likely be a small bit of the rover itself. NASA scientists are not using the scooping arm until they know for sure.

Curiosity rover finds ‘bright object’ in first scoop of Martian soil
The shiny object could likely be a small bit of the rover itself. NASA scientists are not using the scooping arm until they know for sure.

22

Aug

NASA’s Curiosity rover to go for a spin on MarsCuriosity’s 10-foot test drive on the Martian surface will likely take 30 minutes to complete.

NASA’s Curiosity rover to go for a spin on Mars
Curiosity’s 10-foot test drive on the Martian surface will likely take 30 minutes to complete.

07

Aug

Spectacular photo of Mars rover landing captured by orbiterHad the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter taken the picture ‘one second before or one second after’ it likely wouldn’t have featured the rover.

Spectacular photo of Mars rover landing captured by orbiter
Had the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter taken the picture ‘one second before or one second after’ it likely wouldn’t have featured the rover.

06

Aug

'Long live American Curiosity!': Successful Mars rover landing brings cheers for NASANASA officials see the Curiosity landing as proof of NASA’s importance and continued leadership in the field of space exploration.

'Long live American Curiosity!': Successful Mars rover landing brings cheers for NASA
NASA officials see the Curiosity landing as proof of NASA’s importance and continued leadership in the field of space exploration.

15

Dec