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On Tuesday, July 9, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove 135 feet. This was the third drive of a journey of many months from the “Glenelg” area to Mount Sharp.
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With so many far-flung devices still transmitting data back to Earth, NASA scientists said they are working on a system that could be described as part extraterrestrial GPS, part wireless router.
Just last year NASA made an historic landing on the Red Planet with the most advanced rover ever built. Now, the space agency has unveiled plans for a rover in 2020 to extend its reach for Mars even further.
With drives on July 4 and July 7, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has departed its last science target in the "Glenelg" area and commenced a many-month overland journey to the base of the mission's main destination, Mount Sharp.
Independence Day not only marks the date on which America became a free nation, but also when NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission landed safely on Mars in 1997 allowing the US to stake its first claim on another planet.
In the marking of a number of firsts, NASA will be celebrating the anniversary of the first launch of a rover destined for the Red Planet. Opportunity, one of three rovers currently on Mars, blasted off from Cape Canaveral nearly 10 years ago on July 7, 2003.
Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis will take to the Atacama desert to try out their latest laser technology for a Mars mission.