Latest Mars landing Stories
The gravitational tug of Mars is now pulling NASA's car-size geochemistry laboratory, Curiosity, in for a suspenseful landing this evening.
Mars Express has adjusted its sites, and is targeting the spot for Curiosity's landing this Sunday night. The spacecraft will also assist in monitoring the delivery of Curiosity to the Red Planet in its "seven minutes of terror" descent.
Curiosity has been trekking through space since last November, and will be completing its 352-million-mile journey on August 5, 10:31 Pacific time.
One month and a day after celebrating its independence with fireworks exhibitions throughout the country, America will carry its penchant for awe-inspiring aerial pyrotechnic displays to the skies of another world.
NASA said it has received 400 mission concepts from scientists and engineers for a future Mars mission. Scientists and engineers submitted their ideas to the Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration Workshop in Houston.
NASA said on Wednesday that a camera onboard its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recorded the first color image of Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's landing platform.
- The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.