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Jake Matijevic

Rover's New Discovery Delivers A 'Wow Moment'

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 09.26.2013 | Science

Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests. NASA's Mars rover Cu...

Rover Zaps Weird Martian Rock To Reveal Major Surprise

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.12.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- The first rock nuzzled by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is turning out to be a bit more unusual than scientists thought it would be. Curi...

The Story of Jake and a Rock on Mars

William J. Clancey | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science
William J. Clancey

Jake Matijevic, a mathematician-turned-rover-engineer who played an important role in the design of the Mars Science Laboratory, now appears in Wikipedia as "Jake Matijevic (rock). Who was Jake and what's so important about this rock that he would be honored in this way?

Mars Rover Makes Two Mission Firsts, Says 'I Did A Science!'

Posted 09.25.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 09/24/2012 10:44 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's Mars rover Curiosity reached out and touched a Martian rock with its huge r...

Weird Rock To Get Close Look From Mars Rover

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.24.2012 | Science

Curiosity's robotic arm is set to get its first workout. It's been tasked with examining a football-sized rock whose odd pyramidal shape caught the ey...