sixth_attempt Archive
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.
02 August 2012, 01:09 PM ET
Do you think NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will land successfully?
02 August 2012, 01:00 PM ET
NASA hopes to use the Curiosity rover's landing to build awareness about Red Planet exploration.
02 August 2012, 07:14 AM ET
Curiosity is set to touch down at Mars' Gale Crater on the night of Aug. 5.
02 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The 1-ton robot is bristling with high-tech camera gear.
02 August 2012, 05:46 AM ET
Curiosity's arm is 7 feet long and hefts 75 pounds of instruments.
02 August 2012, 12:44 AM ET
The Curiosity rover is slated to touch down on Mars on the night of Aug. 5.
01 August 2012, 03:33 PM ET
The online Slooh Space Camera will show live views of Mars from Earth.
01 August 2012, 12:39 PM ET
A side-by-side comparison reveals some similarities between NASA's new Mars rover and Ford's truck.
01 August 2012, 11:44 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover is scheduled to land on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, a high stakes mission.
01 August 2012, 10:39 AM ET
A look at the Curiosity rover's science instruments and what they can do.
31 July 2012, 04:00 PM ET
The live NASA broadcast of the Curiosity rover's arrival at Mars will be screened on a giant TV in Manhattan.
31 July 2012, 11:42 AM ET
William Shatner and Wil Wheaton narrate new videos about the upcoming Mars rover landing.
31 July 2012, 09:43 AM ET
Star Trek's Wil Wheaton explains the hair raising descent of the Mars Science Laboratory and its mission to explore the strange 'red' world.
31 July 2012, 09:38 AM ET
Star Trek's William Shatner explains the hair raising descent of the Mars Science Laboratory and its mission to explore the strange 'red' world
30 July 2012, 04:46 PM ET
Where might life on Mars live? How did a wet planet turn dry?