sixth_attempt Archive
08 August 2012, 03:13 PM ET
Curiosity's new Martian environs look a lot like California's Mojave Desert.
08 August 2012, 01:57 PM ET
A flying saucer-like heat shield protected NASA's new Mars rover during its landing Aug. 5.
08 August 2012, 12:23 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has snapped its first 3-D views.
08 August 2012, 12:00 AM ET
On Curiosity's docket today is deploying its mast and establishing direct-to-Earth communications.
07 August 2012, 06:06 PM ET
Astrophysicist Mike Shara – who is also Curator of space science exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History – is ecstatic about Curiosity’s successful landing.’s Dave Brody spoke with him the morning after touchdown.
07 August 2012, 05:21 PM ET
Earthlings will become virtual Martians as they live and work on a Mars schedule to control NASA's new rover.
07 August 2012, 04:49 PM ET correspondent Rod Pyle's video blog takes us backstage at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in the hours leading up to MSL/Curiosity's thrilling landing.
07 August 2012, 03:32 PM ET
An engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory became an unsuspecting internet star.
07 August 2012, 12:30 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper of the landscape to the north of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was acquired by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the afternoon of the first day after landing.
07 August 2012, 12:10 PM ET
This space wallpaper taken by NASA's Curiosity shows what lies ahead for the rover, its main science target, Mount Sharp.
07 August 2012, 10:33 AM ET
See the amazing first landing photos from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity from Aug. 5/6, 2012.
07 August 2012, 10:17 AM ET
The photo shows the north wall and rim of Gale Crater in the distance.
07 August 2012, 12:00 AM ET
The Curiosity rover will take a look around the environment of its Martian landing site.
06 August 2012, 09:46 PM ET
Curiosity shot the footage itself as it streaked throught the Martian atmosphere.
06 August 2012, 08:15 PM ET
The new photos show crisp views of the Curiosity rover's surroundings on the Red Planet.
06 August 2012, 03:35 PM ET
Around 1,000 people showed up in the middle of the night Sunday (Aug. 5) to watch Curiosity land on Mars
06 August 2012, 03:12 PM ET
Curiosity is now gearing up for its two-year mission.
06 August 2012, 12:24 PM ET
The spectacular photo shows the Mars rover Curiosity landing under its parachute.
06 August 2012, 11:01 AM ET
In the late night and wee hours, NASA's audacious mission dominated online discussion.
06 August 2012, 09:31 AM ET
The Mars rover Curiosity team is already wondering how some features in the rover's photos formed.
06 August 2012, 05:48 AM ET
Scientists were treated like rock stars after they successfully landed the Curiosity rover on Mars.
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.