sixth_attempt Archive
06 August 2012, 05:21 AM ET
Obama congratulated the team behind Curiosity's daredevil landing early Monday (Aug. 6).
06 August 2012, 03:42 AM ET
Scientists eagerly awaited news of the historic landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars.
06 August 2012, 03:39 AM ET
Experts and officials react to the successful landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars.
06 August 2012, 03:23 AM ET
The Curiosity rover's spectacular landing capped a night of memorable Mars moments. Here are our favorites.
06 August 2012, 01:54 AM ET
The team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory celebrates after the successful touchdown of the Mars Science Laboratory on August 6th, 2012 EDT and acquisition of the first image from Curiosity on Mars.
06 August 2012, 01:45 AM ET
Not long after it touched down on Mars, Curiosity sent back its first views.
06 August 2012, 01:30 AM ET
Curiosity pulled off a nerve-wracking, unprecedented landing that saw it lowered to the Martian surface on cables.
05 August 2012, 11:45 PM ET
Actors such as Morgan Freeman and Seth Green will be on hand to watch Curiosity's ambitious landing attempt.
05 August 2012, 07:46 PM ET
The first photos from the Curiosity rover are expected to be sent back just hours after its landing.
05 August 2012, 07:05 PM ET
One scientist is hoping Curiosity will find evidence for life on Mars.
05 August 2012, 03:50 PM ET
The Mars rover Curiosity is just hours away from its one-shot landing try on the Red Planet.
05 August 2012, 01:13 PM ET
There's an odd peanut-y tradition ahead when NASA's Mars rover Curiosity lands on the Red Planet.
05 August 2012, 01:06 PM ET
The Mars rover Curiosity is just hours away from its one-shot landing try on the Red Planet.
05 August 2012, 11:30 AM ET
Photos from NASA's live coverage of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars.
05 August 2012, 08:01 AM ET
Saturn, Mars and the bright star Spica will form a triangle in the night sky.
05 August 2012, 08:00 AM ET
It may cost $100 billion or more to put six astronauts on the Red Planet.
05 August 2012, 12:31 AM ET
Curiosity is set to touch down at 10:31 p.m. PDT Sunday night.
05 August 2012, 12:00 AM ET
Curiosity won't be able to communicate directly with Earth immediately after it lands.
04 August 2012, 10:11 PM ET
NASA's Mars Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft will send news of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars back to Earth. A lot of variables are involved to successfully receive transmission in the first few hours.
04 August 2012, 04:25 PM ET
Long-time Mars exploration advocate Robert Zubrin says much is riding on the Curiosity rover's landing.
04 August 2012, 02:52 PM ET
A dust storm raging southwest of Curiosity's landing site has cleared up.
04 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Mars program is already reeling from recently announced budget cuts.
04 August 2012, 05:53 AM ET
Here’s a list of some of the events going on to celebrate the upcoming landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars.
03 August 2012, 03:51 PM ET
Mars is a tiny planet with huge surface features. How come?
03 August 2012, 02:48 PM ET
Mischievous Mars has often seemed evade the best lenses - and the best minds - of science. Throughout the deep and rich history Mars observation, the little red planet has seduced both hard science and rampant speculation. It still does.
03 August 2012, 01:55 PM ET
The 1-ton rover carries gear that can identify carbon-containing organic compounds.
03 August 2012, 11:00 AM ET
Here's how NASA's newest Mars rover will land on the Red Planet.
03 August 2012, 10:41 AM ET
A look at the navigation, sensing and communications tools Curiosity will use to think.
03 August 2012, 09:34 AM ET
Mars, Saturn and the bright star Spica will form a tight triangle in the western sky on August 5th that will be visible after sunset. The Mars Science Laboratory is set to land on the Red Planet at 1:31am (EDT) on August 6th, 2012.
03 August 2012, 07:01 AM ET
A never-before-tried Sky Crane will lower NASA's new rover to Mars.
03 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The 1-ton rover is too heavy to land on legs or cushioned by airbags.
03 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
ChemCam will help the Curiosity rover determine rock composition from afar.
02 August 2012, 04:51 PM ET
This global view of Mars shows the landing sites of NASA's Viking 1, Viking 2, Pathfinder, Spirit, Opportunity, Phoenix spacecraft and includes where Curiosity is set to touchdown on August 6th, 2012 (EDT).
02 August 2012, 03:37 PM ET
The Sample Analysis Mars (SAM) instruments aboard the Mars Science Laboratory will bake Mars surface samples and be able to derive the chemical make up. Scientists hopes of finding organic molecules, to help better understand the Red Planet.
02 August 2012, 02:39 PM ET
See photos and images of NASA's preparations for the Aug. 5/6 landing of Mars rover Curiosity.
02 August 2012, 01:30 PM ET
The 1-ton Curiosity rover is due to touch down Sunday night inside Mars' huge Gale Crater.