Countdown Mars Curiosity Rover to Landing on August 6th

Curiosity’s Daily Update: MSL Configured for Final Approach; Flight Team Takes a Breath

July 26: MSL Configured for Final Approach; Flight Team Takes a Breath With completion of nearly all work to configure the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft for entry, descent and landing, most of the flight team is getting some well-deserved rest today […]

With Mars Rover’s Newest Panorama, It Feels Like You’re There

If you seek a dazzling new image for a MacBook Pro’s Retina screen, look no further.

This week NASA released an ultra-high-resolution view of the frigid Martian landscape captured by the only rover currently operating on the red planet.

“The view provides … a spectacularly detailed view of the largest impact crater that we’ve driven to […]

Fireworks Over Mars – The Spirit of 76 Pyrotechnics

One month and a day after America celebrates its independence with fireworks, a series of meticulously-engineered fireworks must operate for the Curiosity rover to safely reach the surface of the Red Planet as shown in this artist’s concept. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

One month and a day after celebrating its independence with fireworks exhibitions throughout […]

NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity is ready for launch from KSC and journey to the Red Planet

On August 12, 2011, members of the media had the opportunity to view NASA’ newest Mars Rover, Curiosity, undergoing final prelaunch processing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Mars Science Laboratory, MSL, will launch on November 25 for an eight months journey to Mars. Here we see the rover and spacecraft in the processing […]