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Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars

NASA scientists celebrated the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars Monday morning. The rover touched down on the Martian surface at 1:32 a.m. EST and a peril-filled seven-minute descent.
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This is all the beautiful space litter left on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (2 years ago)

Four months ago, NASA landed a one-ton, nuclear-powered rover on the Red Planet, scattering the Martian terrain with heaps of debris in the process. Curiosity, upon arrival, shed so much of its Entry Descent & Landing hardware that ... Read Post

Amazing Curiosity footage gives you a rover's eye view of its landing on Mars [Video]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (2 years ago)

Have you ever wondered what you would see as you touched down on Mars? This timelapse video stitches together photos of the Curiosity rover's descent, and lets you watch as the Martian surface comes closer and closer until you're co... Read Post

Contact with Curiosity may be lost during its descent to the Martian surface [Mars]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (2 years ago)

As NASA prepares for the August 6 landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, its scientists have made the disturbing realization that communication will likely be lost during its harrowing seven minute descent to the surface. Engineers... Read Post

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