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Curiosity Rover Travels Over One Kilometer
2013-07-17 13:03:43

Following its latest drive, the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity surpassed the one kilometer milestone in distance traveled since it landed on the Red Planet, officials from the US space agency have announced.

Curiosity Completes Third Drive, Covers 135 Feet In One Day
2013-07-13 07:32:49

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.

Mars Rover Curiosity Heads Toward Mount Sharp
2013-07-09 09:35:45

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.

Testing Mars Lasers In Desert
2013-06-25 10:18:28

Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis will take to the Atacama desert to try out their latest laser technology for a Mars mission.

Winners Of 2012 George M. Low Award Announced By NASA
2013-06-24 07:53:58

Two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service have been selected to receive NASA's premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award.

Evidence Of Non-Acidic Water Discovered By Mars Rover Opportunity
2013-06-09 08:10:04

NASA’s Opportunity rover has discovered new evidence that Mars was once a planet capable of supporting life – a rock which appears to be rich in clays formed in non-acidic water.

NASA Will Host Teleconference On Curiosity Mars Rover June 5
2013-06-04 10:20:14

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5 to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and activities of the Curiosity rover.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.