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2012-08-29 10:20:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's "Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi, a flight director for the Mars Science Laboratory mission that lowered the Curiosity rover to the Martian surface in early August, will host a two-hour online broadcast on Internet radio station Third Rock Radio at 4 p.m. EDT, Thursday, August 30. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The show, entitled "Getting Curious with the Mohawk Guy," will feature Ferdowsi...

Curiosity Takes A Stroll Across Martian Surface
2012-08-23 05:02:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online “Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle.” “• Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles NASA announced that Curiosity has begun driving across the Martian landscape, leaving its landing site for the first time since the August 5th landing. Combining forward, turn and reverse segments, Curiosity made its first movements, ending up roughly 20...

2012-08-22 10:21:14

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun driving from its landing site, which scientists announced today they have named for the late author Ray Bradbury. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Making its first movement on the Martian surface, Curiosity's drive combined forward, turn and reverse segments. This placed the rover roughly 20 feet (6 meters) from the spot where it landed 16 days ago. NASA...

Tango Delta Nominal - First Words Of Safe Landing On Mars
2012-08-22 08:32:39

10:32 p.m. on the evening of Aug. 5 was turning out to be one long minute for Steve Sell. Of course, the previous six had been significantly protracted as well. When added together, the entry, descent and landing of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover had been touted as "Seven Minutes of Terror," and as far as Sell was concerned things were trending in that direction. What the 42-year-old engineer from Gettysburg, Pa., wanted more than anything in that seventh minute was to hear the words "UHF...

Student Gives Commands To Mars Rover
2012-08-21 15:24:37

Children are often mystified by remote control cars and how they can control them with a device while standing several feet away from them. This past week, Chris Tate was mystified by the same power–only he was controlling something 150 million miles away, on another planet. The UT physics doctoral student had the rare opportunity to control one of the science instruments on NASA´s Curiosity rover on Mars. Tate is working with Jeffrey Moersch, associate professor in the...

2012-08-20 22:20:05

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., the development testing leader, today announced that the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), builder of the Curiosity Rover, used Coverity to help ensure the reliability of the mission-critical flight software guiding the successful landing of Curiosity on Mars. From the inception of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory mission, static analysis has been used by NASA JPL as a key part of the code review process to ensure the success...

2012-08-16 02:20:13

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today extended its congratulations to NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) for the historic landing of the Mars Curiosity rover. Several of Microsemi's space products were used in mission critical applications during the launch and flight to Mars, and continue to support the mission on the...

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2012-08-14 20:51:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mohawk Man may be a new Internet sensation, but NASA will need a new kind of superhero to keep one hacker at bay from its new Curiosity rover. Flashpoint Partners, a cybersecurity firm, spotted a message on the AnonOps IRC channel trying to recruit hackers to hack into the new Martian rover. The message read: "MarsCuriosity: Anyone in Madrid, Spain or Canberra who can help isolate the huge control signal used for the Mars Odyssey...

2012-08-13 10:20:35

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama this morning told the flight control team for NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, "You made us all proud." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Obama telephoned the mission control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif., to congratulate JPL Director Charles Elachi and the Mars Science Laboratory team operating the rover, which landed on Mars a week ago. "What you've...

2012-08-13 02:21:07

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama will congratulate members of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover team at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., at 11 a.m. EDT (8 a.m. PDT) this morning. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Audio of the call and video of the JPL team's portion of the call will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website. President Obama's call comes a week after Curiosity...