07 June 2006, 06:43 AM ET
PASADENA, California – Picking where to land the next wheeled robot on Mars is a formidable task – but plunking down a $1.5 billion rover on the planet safe, sound and ready for prime-time science is also a daunting job.
31 May 2006, 09:33 AM ET
PASADENA, California – When NASA’s next wheeled robot – the Mars Science Laboratory – rockets skyward in 2009, the mega-rover will carry the largest, most sophisticated array of science gear ever shot to the martian surface.
18 January 2006, 06:50 AM ET
The next wheels on the red planet will belong to the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) – a huge step in how that planet is further poked, probed, and more fully plumbed for new information.