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Arm Tests Nearly Complete For Mars Rover Curiosity
2012-09-13 07:48:17

NASA's Mars Curiosity team has almost finished robotic arm tests in preparation for the rover to touch and examine its first Martian rock. Tests with the 7-foot (2.1-meter) arm have allowed the mission team to gain confidence in the arm's precise maneuvering in Martian temperature and gravity conditions. During these activities, Curiosity has remained at a site it reached by its most recent drive on Sept. 5. The team will resume driving the rover this week and use its cameras to seek the...

2012-09-12 14:20:09

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Curiosity team is almost finished robotic arm tests in preparation for the rover to touch and examine its first Martian rock. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Tests with the 7-foot (2.1-meter) arm have allowed the mission team to gain confidence in the arm's precise maneuvering in Martian temperature and gravity conditions. During these activities, Curiosity has remained at a site it reached...

2012-09-09 23:03:01

Hi-Shear Technology pyrotechnic devices contributed to the successful Mars landing of NASA´s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) “Curiosity” rover on August 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm (PDT). (PRWEB) September 08, 2012 Hi-Shear Technology Corporation (Hi-Shear), a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring"), announced that it was a contributor to the successful landing of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory´s Curiosity rover on Mars, August 5, 2012. Hi-Shear supplied over 200...

2012-09-07 10:20:11

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mission team for NASA's long-lived Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity will be awarded the Haley Space Flight Award. The team will receive the award Sept. 12 during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space 2012 Conference and Exposition in Pasadena, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The award is presented for outstanding contributions by an...

Mars Rover Teams Get Major Award
2012-09-07 13:40:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity teams are slated to receive the Haley Space Flight Award. The team will be receiving the honor September 12 during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space 2012 Conference and Exposition in Pasadena, California. The award is being presented for outstanding contributions by an astronaut or flight test personnel to the advancement of the art, science or...

2012-09-06 06:20:19

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During this weekend's NASCAR race in Richmond, Va., a NASA Learning Environments & Research Networks (LE&RN) education program, Rockets to Racecars (R2R), will be open to the public to help educate them about last month's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission that successfully landed the Curiosity rover on Mars. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The event will be held Sept. 7 - 9 at...

Mohawk Guy To Host Show On Third Rock Radio
2012-08-30 09:47:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bobak Ferdowsi, now famously known as NASA's Mohawk Guy, is a flight director for the Mars Science Laboratory mission that put the Curiosity rover on the Martian surface in early August. He will host a two-hour online broadcast on Internet radio station Third Rock Radio at 4pm EDT, August 30. Ferdowsi, who works at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, will be discussing his experience with the landing of...

2012-08-29 23:02:58

Vista Metals Corp Celebrates NASA and JPL's Successful Mars Rover Landing Fontana, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 Vista Metals Corp would like to congratulate JPL and NASA on a successful landing of the Mars rover. Specialty aluminum products were provided by Vista, the world´s largest independent producer of specialty aluminum products, for the Curiosity. Vista salutes the ingenuity and hard work of the engineers and everyone involved in this historical event. It is clear that the USA...

2012-08-29 10:20:51

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has set off from its landing vicinity on a trek to a science destination about a quarter-mile (400 meters) away, where it may begin using its drill. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The rover drove eastward about 52 feet (16 meters) on Tuesday, its 22nd Martian day after landing. This third drive was longer than Curiosity's first two drives combined. The previous drives tested...

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...