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Mars Rover Curiosity

Huge New Rover Has Some Amazing Abilities

Posted 07.20.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 07/20/2012 07:30 AM EDT on SPACE.com When NASA's newest rover, Curiosity, reaches Mars in about three weeks, it will ...

PHOTOS: Mars Rover Team Plays Up Mission's Risks

Posted 07.19.2012 | Science

In less than two weeks, NASA's hyper-sophisticated, car-sized Mars rover Curiosity will touch down on the Red Planet to begin two years of scientific ...

Mars Rover Landing Could Be 'Blind' Due To Glitch

Posted 07.17.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 07/16/2012 05:48 PM EDT on SPACE.com WASHINGTON — NASA is just 20 days away from landing a car-size rover on Mars, bu...

Space Agency Frets Over Mars Probe's Heat Shield

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 07.11.2012 | Science

FARNBOROUGH, England -- So far, the scorecard for missions to Mars reads attempts 40, successes 14. Not so good....

A Turning Point at Mars

Jim Bell | Posted 06.09.2012 | Science
Jim Bell

The time has come, from both a scientific and exploration standpoint, for NASA to embark on a robotic mission to bring rock and soil samples back from Mars, but the Agency -- and the administration -- appear to be shying away from the challenge.

PHOTOS: Hunt For Martians With Your Phone

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.13.2012 | Science

NASA has released an app that sends users the latest downlink photos from Mars. File this one under the "very cool app" category. The Mars Images a...

Mars-bound NASA Rover Aiming For An August Landing

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES — Firing on all engines, NASA's latest rover to Mars executed a course adjustment Wednesday that put it on track for a landing on th...

WATCH: New Time-Lapse Video Of Mars Rover Journeying To Red Planet

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.28.2011 | Technology

While those of us in North America were watching the Mars Rover Curiosity take off on Saturday morning, Duncan Waldron was up late in Australia taking...

$2.5 Billion "Dream Machine" To Launch This Weekend

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 01.22.2012 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — As big as a car and as well-equipped as a laboratory, NASA's newest Mars rover blows away its predecessors in size and sk...

One Week Until Rover Blasts Off For Mars

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.17.2011 | Technology

The day after Thanksgiving, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), NASA's car-sized, nuclear-powered rover called Curiosity, will blast off for a nine-mon...

After Delay, NASA Preparing Mars Mega-Rover For Launch

AP | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA engineers are putting the finishing touches on a mega-rover to Mars before shipping it off to Florida for launch later this y...

Cost Of Next-Generation Mars Rover Soars

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — NASA's next-generation rover to the surface of Mars will be quite the behemoth – with a price tag to match. Nine months bef...