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  • 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 billionyearold 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...
  • Watch: NASA's Curiosity's first video from Mars August 11, 2012

    Six days after landing on Mars, NASA's first nuclearpowered rover Curiosity has uplinked its first 360degree panoramic view in colour. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Npowered rover Curiosity lands on Mars, NASA celebrates August 6, 2012

    Curiosity, a 2.6 billion dollar rover made by NASA, made a perfect landing on Mars earlier Monday. ...
  • Watch: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars August 6, 2012

    Pasadena: In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past. A chorus of cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion...
  • NASA's rover Curiosity on course to land on Mars August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: NASA's firstever 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 manmade object to land on another planet. With five kilos of Plutonium dioxide on board,...
  • NASA's 1st Npowered 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...