sixth_attempt Archive
21 November 2011, 07:29 AM ET
The Curiosity rover will launch in November 2011 and land on Mars in August 2012.
21 November 2011, 05:27 AM ET
NASA has selected Gale crater as the landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory, scheduled to arrive in August 2012.
20 November 2011, 08:53 AM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity will now launch Saturday, Nov. 26.
20 November 2011, 08:00 AM ET
A look at the Curiosity rover's 10 science instruments.
18 November 2011, 02:42 PM ET
A timeline of every mission sent to Mars so far.
18 November 2011, 02:37 PM ET
See the latest news, photos, videos and multimedia for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission.
18 November 2011, 12:11 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover is the size of a small car and will use a unique way to land on Mars.
16 November 2011, 03:38 PM ET
A look behind the scenes at the trip of almost a billion dollars of Mars Science Laboratory hardware (including the rover itself) from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California to Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
14 November 2011, 05:59 PM ET
It is rocket science, after all.
14 November 2011, 09:08 AM ET
The Mars Science Lab (MSL) aka "Curiosity" is the The largest rover to be sent to the Red Planet to date. Its mission is to seek out past and present conditions favorable for life and capable of preserving a record of life.
10 November 2011, 04:28 PM ET
Scientists are thrilled to be approaching the launch date for NASA's new Mars rover, Curiosity.
09 November 2011, 07:00 AM ET
The Mini Cooper-sized Curiosity rover will study whether Mars was ever habitable.
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.