sixth_attempt Archive
03 November 2011, 08:19 PM ET
The Mars rover Curiosity is due to blast off Nov. 25.
20 October 2011, 12:11 PM ET
More power than can be achieved by solar panels is necessary to run the Mars Science Laboratory aka "Curiosity". Heat from the decay of plutonium dioxide will generate 110 watts of electrical power to charge the rover's batteries.
05 October 2011, 01:32 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover should find happy hunting at Gale Crater, scientists say.
10 September 2011, 01:48 PM ET
NASA launched two gravity probes toward the moon today. Mars is next.
05 September 2011, 08:00 AM ET
Mars rover missions can take steps to avoid having their wheels contaminate the Red Planet.
25 August 2011, 02:06 PM ET
The launch of NASA's GRAIL moon-studying spacecraft should go off as planned Sept. 8.
13 August 2011, 01:48 AM ET
The car-size Curiosity rover is being prepped to fly to the Red Planet.
30 July 2011, 12:58 PM ET
NASA put the first cars on the moon and has plans for even newer lunar models.
29 July 2011, 07:22 PM ET
The first lunar rover used during the Apollo 15 mission has a long and lasting legacy.
22 July 2011, 06:38 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity should find happy hunting at Gale Crater, scientists say.
22 July 2011, 04:40 PM ET
Locations on Mars that have been visited by robots from Earth.
22 July 2011, 04:06 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will be assessing Gale Crater's habitability, not searching for life.
22 July 2011, 12:54 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper reveals, NASA's next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet’s Gale Crater.
22 July 2011, 12:00 PM ET
NASA revealed the landing site for its new Mars rover, which is scheduled to launch in late November.
22 July 2011, 10:50 AM ET
The Gale Crater was chosen as the landing site for "Curiosity" (Mars Science Laboratory). Take an animated look around the area and find out what makes its a special place to explore. Planned landing date - August 2012.
22 July 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Is there life on Mars? NASA's Viking 1 probe landed on Mars 35 years ago with that question in mind.
21 July 2011, 03:31 PM ET
NASA is set to choose the landing site for its next Mars rover. Will it be Gale or Eberswalde?
19 July 2011, 12:51 PM ET
Is it Gale crater or Eberswalde? NASA will announce the final destination for Mars Science Laboratory on July 22.
06 July 2011, 12:41 PM ET
The rover Curiosity will land at one of two craters: Gale or Eberswalde.
27 June 2011, 08:04 AM ET
Animated chronicle of the Mars Science Laboratory touchdown on the red planet and the science it will perform.
24 June 2011, 10:54 AM ET
A NASA F/A-18 jet, with attached experimental radar to be used on the Mars Science Laboratory Mission, attempted to simulate what radar will see during entry into Martian atmosphere. Dives from 40,000 feet at angles of 40-90 degrees were completed.
23 June 2011, 01:02 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover landed in Florida June 22 after a cross-country flight.
21 June 2011, 05:09 PM ET
See photos of NASA's Martian rover Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory.
17 June 2011, 08:00 AM ET
The heat shield protecting NASA's Curiosity rover will endure a trial by fire.
08 June 2011, 02:30 PM ET
More money may be needed to help NASA's Curiosity rover make its November 2011 launch date to Mars.
08 June 2011, 11:40 AM ET
The Mars rover Curiosity, also known as the Mars Science Laboratory, will launch in late 2011 and land on the Red Planet in August 2012.
24 May 2011, 04:06 PM ET
Which of the four finalist landing sites should NASA choose for Curiosity, its next Mars rover?
19 May 2011, 10:21 AM ET
Touchdown sites for the roving science lab Curiosity are based on what they can contribute to decoding the history of water: Why was Mars once so wet and is now so dry?
10 May 2011, 08:00 AM ET
A Q&A with Pete Theisinger, mananger of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, which will drop a car-sized rover onto the Red Planet in August 2012.
12 April 2011, 12:57 PM ET
The roving Mars Science Laboratory "Curiosity" will attempt a unique landing on the Red Planet in 2012, seen in this dramatic animation + a look at some of the mission's science.
07 April 2011, 10:21 AM ET
NASA is close to deciding on a landing site for its Curiosity Mars rover, a nuclear-powered mega-robot.
28 March 2011, 03:57 PM ET
Builders of the 3-D camera simply ran out of time to finish the system and pack it on the new rover.
10 March 2011, 03:49 PM ET
Analog trials like this will help prepare scientists and their gear for real missions to the Red Planet.
03 February 2011, 07:00 PM ET
NASA needs another $82 million to complete its next Mars rover, now almost $2.5 billion.
18 January 2011, 11:17 AM ET
Future research on the Red Planet will focus on searching for signs of alien organisms.
06 January 2011, 04:58 PM ET
NASA's Viking landers may have detected life's building blocks on Mars after all, study suggests. The study found that the soil likely contains organics, which can have biological or nonbiological origins.