Curiosity Rover

  • NASA's Mars Curiosity rover to ingest drill sample February 18, 2013

    London: NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, which is seeking new insights on whether the Red Planet supported microbial life in past, is readying to ingest the rock sample it picked up a week ago. The mission's chief scientist, John Grotzinger, said he expected this to happen very shortly. The Curiosity rover,...
  • NASA's Curiosity rover readying to drill on Mars January 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: Scientists have zeroed in on a Martian target for the Curiosity rover to drill into: A rock outcrop as flat as a pool table that's expected to yield fresh insight into the red planet's history. Running a tad behind schedule, Curiosity was due to arrive at the site...
  • Curiosity's test drive a historic moment, says project manager August 23, 2012

    Pete Theisinger, the Curiosity Project Manager, has said that Curiosity's first test drive and the fact that everything was on track was a big achievement. ...
  • Curiosity rover aces first test drive on Mars August 23, 2012

    Cape Canaveral: NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took a 16-minute drive on Wednesday, its first since reaching the Red Planet to search for habitats that could have supported microbial life. The $2.5-billion, two-year mission, NASA's first astrobiology initiative since the 1970s-era Viking probes, kicked off on August 6, with a risky, but...
  • Mars rover Curiosity prepares for test drive August 22, 2012

    Los Angeles: Scientists on Tuesday prepared to send Curiosity on its first test drive over the billion-year-old rocks of Mars and said a busted wind sensor won't jeopardize its mission of determining whether life could exist there. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena turned four of the rover's six...
  • 'Brain transplant' on Curiosity rover completed August 15, 2012

    Los Angeles: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, has announced that it has completed "brain transplant" on Mars rover Curiosity. As its main and backup computers have been successfully upgraded with new software after a four-day effort, Curiosity is now a big step closer to begin its mission of...
  • Watch: NASA's Curiosity's first video from Mars August 11, 2012

    Six days after landing on Mars, NASA's first nuclear-powered rover Curiosity has uplinked its first 360-degree panoramic view in colour. ...
  • NASA's Curiosity rover sends colour photo from Mars August 7, 2012

    Pasadena: NASA's Curiosity rover has beamed back its first color photo from the ancient crater where it landed on Mars and a video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Martian atmosphere, a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world. The picture released on...
  • NASA releases video of Mars rover descent August 7, 2012

    Pasadena, California: NASA's Curiosity rover on Monday transmitted a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Mars atmosphere, giving Earthlings a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world. As thumbnails of the video flashed on a big screen on Monday, scientists and...
  • Curiosity's next quest: Is life possible on Mars? August 6, 2012

    Curiosity, a two billion dollar rover by NASA, made a perfect landing on Mars earlier on Monday. ...
  • NASA's rover Curiosity on course to land on Mars August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: NASA's first-ever nuclear powered Mars Rover is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at 11 am on Monday morning. It took $2.5 billion to build Curiosity. At one ton, it's the heaviest man-made object to land on another planet. With five kilos of Plutonium dioxide on board,...
  • NASA's 1st N-powered rover to land on Mars August 5, 2012

    Pasadena: The Mars rover Curiosity, the most sophisticated mobile science lab ever sent to another world, hurtled closer to the Red Planet on Saturday, on track "to fly through the eye of the needle" for a precise, safe landing on Sunday night, NASA officials said. Mission control engineers at the Jet...