sixth_attempt Archive
30 July 2012, 06:40 AM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover will touch down on the Red Planet on the night of Aug. 5.
27 July 2012, 12:02 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will look for signs of water buried beneath the Martian surface.
27 July 2012, 06:58 AM ET
Much of the rest of the solar system remains relatively unstudied.
26 July 2012, 01:53 PM ET
A campaign called 'Get Curious' will draw attention to the Curiosity Mars rover landing.
26 July 2012, 12:35 PM ET
Lockheed Martin developed the back shell and heat shield for the Mars Science Laboratory. When it hits the Martian atmosphere on August 5th, 2005 the spacecraft will have to contend with heat of up to 3,800 degrees Fahrenheit.
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.