sixth_attempt Archive
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.
23 August 2012, 10:30 AM ET
Just after landing a rover on Mars, NASA announced another Red Planet mission for 2016.
22 August 2012, 06:29 PM ET
The huge robot imprinted "JPL" into the Martian surface to honor its maker.
22 August 2012, 04:16 PM ET
NASA's new Mars rover is ready to hit the open Martian road after its Aug. 22 test drive.
22 August 2012, 03:57 PM ET
The Mars rover Curiosity's landing site is named "Bradbury Landing" after iconic author Ray Bradbury.
22 August 2012, 03:07 PM ET
Prior to rocketing to the red planet, Curiosity's Chemistry and Camera instrument (ChemCam) was tested at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM. Its laser fired at an iron pyrite crystal, first at 3Hz (pulses per second) then at 10 Hz.
22 August 2012, 01:31 PM ET
Raw photos from the Curiosity rover document its first Martian test drive on Aug. 22, 2012.
22 August 2012, 01:01 PM ET
Space agencies can learn from partnership failures like the ExoMars mission.
22 August 2012, 12:11 PM ET
Curiosity's colorful Adam Steltzer, Lead Engineer for Entry Descent and Landing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, narrates the complicated choreography required to land a big, heavy rover safely on the surface of Mars.
22 August 2012, 06:30 AM ET
A team of 16 people is in charge of driving the 1-ton Curiosity rover.
21 August 2012, 03:15 PM ET
The rover is in good health and will take a short test drive on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
21 August 2012, 10:22 AM ET
The university has operated JPL since 1958.
20 August 2012, 08:15 PM ET
Curiosity's 7-foot arm holds a suite of tools to explore Mars.
20 August 2012, 05:12 PM ET
See images from the Mars rover Curiosity's first Red Planet drive, which took place Aug. 22, 2012.
20 August 2012, 03:21 PM ET
Mars will be visible low in the western sky shortly after sunset.
20 August 2012, 01:11 PM ET
Lead scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory John Grotzinger discusses Curiosity's first destination; exposed bedrock in the alluvial plane near the rover's landing site. Scientists hope to confirm if water flowed there on an ancient Mars.
20 August 2012, 11:25 AM ET
NASA has a series of destinations planned for Curiosity, like the alluvial plain near the landing site and the base of Mount Sharp. But can 400 scientists not give in to the temptation to stop and examine every thing they see along the way?