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2012-08-10 10:20:22

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will spend its first weekend on Mars transitioning to software better suited for tasks ahead, such as driving and using its strong robotic arm. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The rover's "brain transplant," which will occur during a series of steps Aug. 10 through Aug. 13, will install a new version of software on both of the rover's redundant main computers. This software...

2012-08-09 14:20:32

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first images from Curiosity's color Mast Camera (Mastcam) have been received by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. The 130 low-resolution thumbnails, which were received Thursday morning, provide scientists and engineers of NASA's newest Mars rover their first color, horizon-to-horizon glimpse of Gale Crater. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "After a year in cold...

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Lands In Perfect Spot, Produces Stunning Images
2012-08-09 08:12:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA scientists are continuing to celebrate the successful landing of its Curiosity rover and after poring over data to determine the precise point of impact, space officials are even more excited to find that it actually made touchdown in the best spot possible from a scientific point-of-view. And better yet, the rover is sending back visually stunning images from the Martian landscape, images that NASA scientists are likening to...

2012-08-08 23:01:27

With NASA rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity as inspiration, RCBryan & Associates notes the connection between exploration for potential on Mars with exploration for potential in business, and announces their Kick Starter Business Coaching Package. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 The NASA rover, aptly named “Curiosity”, landed on Mars early Monday. The rover is due to explore the Gale Crater and Mount Sharp in order to search for organic molecules, determining...

2012-08-08 14:21:09

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Remarkable image sets from NASA's Curiosity rover and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) are continuing to develop the story of Curiosity's landing and first days on Mars. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The images from Curiosity's just-activated navigation cameras, or Navcams, include the rover's first self-portrait, looking down at its deck from above. Another Navcam image set, in lower-resolution...

Chip For Mars Rover Developed By Engineering Team
2012-08-08 08:01:24

NASA´s Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity would have a hard time completing its mission if it were not for a successful partnership between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor-student team at UT. Ben Blalock, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and two graduate students–Stephen Terry, now an alumnus, and Robert Greenwell–designed a tiny microchip that weighs close to a paper clip and helps control the motors on the rover. There are...

2012-08-07 14:20:09

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late Monday night, an image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the Curiosity rover and the components that helped it survive its seven-minute ordeal from space to its present location in Mars' Gale Crater. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "This latest image is another demonstration of the invaluable assistance the Mars...

2012-08-06 14:20:06

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured the Curiosity rover still connected to its 51-foot (almost 16 meter)-wide parachute as it descended toward its landing site at Gale Crater Sunday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "If HiRISE took the image one second before or one second after, we probably would be looking...

2012-08-06 06:20:38

BRISTOL, Pa., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Mars rover Curiosity begins its journey across the red planet's surface searching for signs of sustained microbial life, DUNMORE Corporation's high-performance thin films will protect its sensitive wiring from the Martian environment's radiation, harsh temperature swings and electromagnetic interference. The Curiosity, part of the Mars Science Laboratory program, touched down on Mars Sunday evening after an eight-and-a half-month flight from...

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2012-08-05 23:52:18

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Lands On Mars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA continued to add to its running story about man´s exploration of Mars Sunday night, as its latest rover Curiosity successfully landed on the Red Planet. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) entered the Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph on Sunday night, delivering the rover to its new home planet. Here at NASA´s Jet Propulsion Lab, everyone let out a sigh of relief and...