Latest News About Mars Science Laboratory, NASA's Newest Mars Rover
The Mars rover Curiosity, also known as the Science Laboratory, will launch in late 2011 and land on the Red Planet in August 2012.
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NASA's Curiosity rover will touch down on the Red Planet on the night of Aug. 5.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will look for signs of water buried beneath the Martian surface.
Much of the rest of the solar system remains relatively unstudied.
A campaign called 'Get Curious' will draw attention to the Curiosity Mars rover landing.
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.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will take a pinch of Mars and bake it to search for signs of habitability.
The next rover on Mars could pave the way for humans to follow.
Mars Odyssey will send word of the Curiosity rover's perilous touchdown.
The mountain-climbing rover heads for Mount Sharp, rising 3 miles (5 kilometers) above Gale Crater.
The rover Curiosity will use an untried Sky Crane system to lower to the surface of Mars.
NASA's new Mars rover could survive on the Martian surface for five or six years, agency officials estimate.
Researchers aren't sure exactly how the 3-mile-high Mount Sharp formed.
NASA's Curiosity rover is the biggest and most advanced robotic explorer ever sent to Mars.
The orbiter is expected to make a full recovery.
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.
Curiosity touched down at Mars' Gale Crater on the night of Aug. 5.
The Curiosity rover is scheduled to touch down on Mars on Aug. 5.