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.
NASA's Curiosity rover found oxygen, water, sulfate and other elements in a rock sample from Mars. [<a href=http://www.space.com/20187-ancient-mars-life-curiosity-faq.html>Full Story</a>]
Answers to a few basic questions about the Curiosity rover's latest discovery.
A look at the major steps forward in searching for life on Mars.
A rock sample collected by Mars rover Curiosity revealed ancient Mars could have supported microbes.
NASA will reveal new discoveries about Mars gleaned from Curiosity rover's first rock powder sample on Tuesday (March 12, 2013).
The solar outburst is complicating efforts to bring Curiosity back from a computer glitch.
The 1-ton robot is out of safe mode and may be back in action as early as this weekend.
Engineers are trying to get Curiosity operational again after switching the rover from its primary computer to a backup.
Since the 1960s, humans have invaded our neighboring planet Mars with swarms of spacecraft. Only half of the attempts ever succeeded.
The Mars rover Curiosity placed the rock powder sample from a drilled Martian rock into two onboard instruments.
Parts of the Red Planet may be exposed to flowing water seasonally.
For the first time on Mars, a rover has collected a rock sample using a drill. Curiosity's drill captured about 1 table spoon of Martian rock.
The rover drilled into rock on the Martian surface on February 8th and 20th, 2013. Samples were also transferred back to the rover for analysis. The drill was demonstrated by NASA using Curiosity's twin here on Earth.
See photos of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's first drilling success.
NASA's Mars rover made a giant leap for space exploration when it drilled its first sample of Red Planet rock.
The press conference starts at 3 p.m. EST and may discuss Curiosity's drilling work on Mars.
The president's annual address rarely mentions NASA, spaceflight or exploration.