President Barack Obama congratulated NASA on its successful mission to send a robotic rover to Mars tonight, calling the landing of the Curiosity an "unprecedented feat of technology." Here's what he tweeted right after the landing: In a statement Monday, the President also used the opportunity to make another push for government spending on "innovation, technology, and basic research," saying that the mission "reminds us that our pre-eminence" depends on this type of government investment.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a potential drilling target and instead resumed the long trek to a huge Red Planet mountain. Mission team members had been considering drilling a Mars rock dubbed "Bonanza King" but scrapped... Read Post
President Obama called NASA's Curiosity Mars rover team this morning to congratulate them on a successful landing of the car-size laboratory last week. The President had some nice things to say about team's accomplishments — includi... Read Post