The parachute for the Mars Science Laboratory mission to Mars opened before launch. Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech.. A newly released series of images snapped by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals that the Curiosity rover's parachute has been flapping in...
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 19, 2013 — When it comes to examining the surface of rocks on Mars with a high-powered laser, five is a magic number for Los Alamos National Laboratory postdoctoral researcher Nina Lanza. read more
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 15, 2013 — Members of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover ChemCam team will present more than two dozen posters and talks next week during the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas. read more
200 million miles away, on the surface of the Red Planet, humankind's most advanced interplanetary endeavor -- Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity -- is attempting one of the most complex and dangerous maneuvers possible: Switching out its primary on-board computer for the identical, redundant fail-safe computer. Show More Summary
Two compact laboratories inside NASA's Mars rover Curiosity have ingested portions of the first sample of rock powder ever collected from the interior of a rock on Mars. Curiosity science team members will use the laboratories to analyze the rock powder in the coming days and weeks.
Simone Silvestro and colleagues present evidence of dune and ripple migration over the dune field that lies along Curiosity's traverse to Aeolis Mons in the NASA Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) landing site. They further estimate windShow More Summary
Bobak Ferdowsi, the man who rose to fame as the flight director of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission, is having a great time at the White House as First Lady Michelle Obama's State of the Union guest. He has been hugging Michelle Obama and hanging out with First Dog Bo. Show More Summary
In the wake of the wildly successful landing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover on Aug. 6, 2012, it may come as no surprise that the American public are currently feeling rather enthusiastic about exploring Mars. ThisShow More Summary
The Curiosity rover has been getting all sorts of attention lately, and no wonder: it’s by far the most sophisticated robotic explorer that has ever set down on another planet. The Mars Science Laboratory — Curiosity’s formal name —Show More Summary
Alumni share their journeys working on the Mars rover Curiosity "Touchdown confirmed," said Allen Chen ‘00, SM ‘02, to an eruption of cheers, high fives, hugs, and joyful tears in the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) cruise mission control room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in early August.
Watch the live show at 2pm Pacific on Saturday, December 15 to see Bill Nye, Emily Lakdawalla and the leaders of the Mars Science Laboratory rover mission.
During the 10 minutes before the NASA Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere to deliver the rover Curiosity to the surface, the spacecraft shed its cruise stage, which had performed vital functions during the flight from Earth, and then jettisoned two 165-pound (75-kilogram) blocks of tungsten to gain aerodynamic lift.
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity began its flight to Mars on Nov. 26, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., tucked inside the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft. One year after launch and 16 weeks since its dramatic landing...Show More Summary
Yesterday morning marked the one-year anniversary of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. Tasked with the mission of finding out whether Mars has ever supported extraterrestrial life, the MSL mission has so far been an unparalleled...Show More Summary
One year and 352 million miles later, the Curiosity rover celebrated its birthday today with a TIME Person of the Year nomination. Safely tucked inside a Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft, Curiosity left for the Red Planet on Nov. 26, 2011. Show More Summary
From @benk84's headlines, an "earth-shaking" discovery? The Mars Science Laboratory team has hinted that they might have some big news to share soon. But like good scientists, they are waiting until they verify their results before saying anything definitive. In...
Bill Nye and Planetary Society colleagues welcome mission leaders Richard Cook and John Grotzinger to a live discussion about the Mars Science Laboratory Rover.
The Mars Science Laboratory team has hinted that they might have some big news to share soon. But like good scientists, they are waiting until they verify their results before saying anything definitive. In an interview on NPR today,...Show More Summary
NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity caught the nation's attention this year and got a new generation of students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. Now on Tuesday, November 20th, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the home of Curiosity, will be the site of a webcast designed to help students connect their passions to STEM careers. Show More Summary
NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Thursday, Nov. 15, to provide an update about the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater. The Mars Science Laboratory Project and its Curiosity rover are.....