sixth_attempt Archive
25 July 2012, 05:40 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will take a pinch of Mars and bake it to search for signs of habitability.
25 July 2012, 12:50 PM ET
The next rover on Mars could pave the way for humans to follow.
25 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Mars Odyssey will send word of the Curiosity rover's perilous touchdown.
23 July 2012, 03:49 PM ET
The mountain-climbing rover heads for Mount Sharp, rising 3 miles (5 kilometers) above Gale Crater.
23 July 2012, 12:00 AM ET
The rover Curiosity will use an untried Sky Crane system to lower to the surface of Mars.
20 July 2012, 01:52 PM ET
NASA's new Mars rover could survive on the Martian surface for five or six years, agency officials estimate.
20 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Researchers aren't sure exactly how the 3-mile-high Mount Sharp formed.
19 July 2012, 11:00 AM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover is the biggest and most advanced robotic explorer ever sent to Mars.
17 July 2012, 05:53 PM ET
The orbiter is expected to make a full recovery.
17 July 2012, 02:35 PM ET
Nathalie Cabrol's trajectory to become a NASA Mars scientist was launched the moment she saw Neil Armstrong land on the Moon. She passionately counsels America to explore even in tough economic times.
17 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Curiosity touched down at Mars' Gale Crater on the night of Aug. 5.
16 July 2012, 05:25 PM ET
The Curiosity rover is scheduled to touch down on Mars on Aug. 5.
16 July 2012, 02:48 PM ET
NASA and Microsoft's free Kinect interactive Xbox game lets players try to land the Curiosity Rover. Watch Danielle Dallas Roosa – granddaughter of astronaut Stuart Roosa – safely execute a tricky touchdown.
16 July 2012, 01:36 PM ET
NASA has teamed up with Microsoft to make a video game about Curiosity's upcoming Mars landing.
16 July 2012, 01:30 PM ET
NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to release the first NASA Xbox 360 game "Mars Rover Landing" for Kinect.
16 July 2012, 06:50 AM ET
NASA has no big-ticket Mars missions on the docket beyond the Curiosity rover.
13 July 2012, 05:34 PM ET
Tune in on Monday to learn more about NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, which lands on Mars on Aug. 5.
12 July 2012, 06:25 PM ET
NASA's newest Mars rover is not the first spacecraft to attempt to land on the Red Planet.
09 July 2012, 02:44 PM ET
A look at previous missions that have attempted to land on Mars.
06 July 2012, 01:48 PM ET
NASA's huge rover Curiosity is one month from landing on Mars like no robot before.
06 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The study suggests locations and depths to search for organic life on Mars.
05 July 2012, 10:25 AM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory, currently en route to the Red Planet, may land on or near Martian sand dunes. NASA engineers are taking an identically weighted test-rover for a spin in surface conditions similar to driving on Mars.
03 July 2012, 02:38 PM ET
High-precision slip tests in hot, dry sands show that the Mars Science Lab "Curiosity" may be more sure-footed than its predecessors Spirit or Opportunity. JPL engineers trek accurate rover surrogates across the dusty desert to measure performance. 
25 June 2012, 04:46 PM ET
The Curiosity rover will attempt an unprecedented landing on the night of Aug. 5.
22 June 2012, 01:06 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover is a 1-ton robot that will make an unprecedented Mars landing on Aug. 5, 2012. See how the risky maneuver will keep rover team members in suspense for 7 fateful minutes.
11 June 2012, 12:55 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, a computer-generated view depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater beginning to catch morning light.
11 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's massive Mars Science Laboratory rover will make an unprecedented Red Planet landing.
08 June 2012, 03:25 PM ET
Scientists will give a status update on the Curiosity rover and its landing plans.
08 June 2012, 07:07 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, also called the Mars Science Laboratory, is the largest rover ever sent to Mars. See how the Curiosity rover works in this infographic.
25 May 2012, 05:00 AM ET
NASA asked for help in reformulating its Mars exploration strategy. Boy did it get it.
15 May 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The "Scarecrow" test rover went out to California's Mojave Desert last week.
10 May 2012, 11:30 AM ET
Opportunity spent more than four months at its overwintering site.
03 May 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The huge Curiosity rover is slated to land on Mars Aug. 5.
02 May 2012, 07:54 PM ET
Curiosity lead scientist John Grotzinger took a group of reporters on a field trip to Death Valley.
02 May 2012, 01:41 PM ET
Death Valley is a good place to learn about the new Mars rover's mission.
01 May 2012, 04:15 PM ET
Mars missions often fail. The scientists and engineers behind NASA's Mars Science Laboratory explain the challenge of simply getting from Earth to the dusty plains of Mars.