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sixth_attempt Archive
14 September 2012, 12:49 PM ET
Using the rover's drill (the first brought to Mars) and scoop, mission scientists, like CalTech’s John Grotzinger, may better understand Mars’ water story as written in its minerals. Curiosity will drill for that history as it climbs Mount Sharp.
13 September 2012, 03:59 PM ET
Engineers mounted a 1909 penny is mounted on the rover for calibration purposes. The Curiosity team laboring on Mars time is explained.
12 September 2012, 04:30 PM ET
Curiosity's commissioning phase will be complete in the next day or so.
12 September 2012, 11:28 AM ET
The Mars rover update begins at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT).
11 September 2012, 01:12 PM ET
The photo looks hazy because the dust cover on MAHLI was closed at the time.
10 September 2012, 04:27 PM ET
Glavin works on the Mars rover Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, or SAM.
10 September 2012, 02:28 PM ET
Curiosity is snapping spectacular self portraits on the surface of Mars.
07 September 2012, 03:38 AM ET
The left eye of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took this image of the camera on the rover's arm, the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) in this space wallpaper.
06 September 2012, 03:12 PM ET
New Mars photos show the Curiosity rover's tracks and parachute from space.
06 September 2012, 01:04 PM ET
See amazing photos of Mars from NASA's Curiosity rover from its first month on the Red Planet.
06 September 2012, 12:55 PM ET
After one month on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover is shifting into Martian science gear.
06 September 2012, 10:14 AM ET
The Mars rover Curiosity is going strong on the Red Planet.
04 September 2012, 11:10 AM ET
MSL Flight Director Bobak "Mohawk Guy" Ferdowsi recaps Curiosity's week of messages from Mars and shows off the morse code of 'JPL' he shaved on the side of his head, just like the code left behind by the Curiosity rover's tire tracks.
31 August 2012, 01:57 PM ET
Part of Curiosity's Martian mission is to determine if methane is still being created on Mars. It might be tectonic activity deep underground, but it's also possible that something living beneath the martian surface could be creating the gas.
30 August 2012, 04:45 PM ET
Tracks from the six-wheeled robot's historic first test drive on Mars.
30 August 2012, 10:00 AM ET
Mission controller-turned-celebrity Bobak Ferdowsi will host a program on internet radio.
30 August 2012, 05:14 AM ET
The president talked space in a surprise Reddit chat Wednesday (Aug. 29).
29 August 2012, 05:32 PM ET
Curiosity will be on the move for a while.
29 August 2012, 05:05 PM ET
NASA and will.i.am aimed to inspire students with the first broadcast of a song from Mars.
29 August 2012, 02:10 PM ET
The photo was taken to help calibrate Curiosity's 34-millimeter Mast Camera.
28 August 2012, 04:57 PM ET
The first song ever beamed to Earth from space was the will.i.am. tune "Reach for the Stars."
28 August 2012, 12:45 PM ET
The image shows the base of Mount Sharp, Curiosity's eventual science destination.
28 August 2012, 08:06 AM ET
More than 100 images were taken to help compile this mosaic.
27 August 2012, 07:00 PM ET
The voice of NASA chief Charles Bolden is the first human sound ever to be broadcast from Mars.
27 August 2012, 06:03 PM ET
The tracks made by Mars rover Curiosity call to mind the bootprints left on the moon by Neil Armstrong.
27 August 2012, 05:50 PM ET
NASA's Mars Science Lab looks around Gale Crater: This color panorama, which includes the highest part of Mount Sharp visible to the rover, was shot by Curiosity's Mast Camera on Aug. 8 and 18, 2012.
27 August 2012, 05:36 PM ET
See spectactular views of Mars from NASA's Curiosity rover released the week of Aug. 27,2012.
27 August 2012, 05:18 PM ET
Rapper will.i.am has written a song called 'Reach for the Stars' that will premiere from space.
27 August 2012, 12:54 PM ET
The Mars rover Curiosity update begins at 5 p.m. EDT.
27 August 2012, 07:09 AM ET
Curiosity may stop short of answering the ultimate question: Is there life on Mars.
24 August 2012, 08:45 PM ET
New Angry Birds game comes out on August 23rd 2012 and the new Mars rover highlights the game trailer.
24 August 2012, 03:04 PM ET
Leave it to some troublesome pigs to take over a multibillion-dollar space project.
24 August 2012, 01:10 PM ET
One video gives a rover's-eye view of the touchdown in high resolution.
24 August 2012, 06:01 AM ET
See an amazing view of Mount Sharp on Mars from NASA's Curiosity rover.
23 August 2012, 04:46 PM ET
Audiences across the country gathered late at night or early in the morning on August 5th or 6th to witness what has become the world wide spectacle of the new Mars rover. Relive the day.
23 August 2012, 04:29 PM ET
The rover took its first spin on August 22nd, 2012 on the Red Planet. See the reaction from the drivers of the multi-billion dollar SUV-sized Mars machine.