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NASA Hands Autonomous Navigation Reins Over To Curiosity For Trip To Mount Sharp
2013-08-28 11:39:32

NASA's Curiosity rover already has a year under its belt of driving on the surface of the Red Planet, but the Martian explorer is just now using its autonomous navigation for the first time.

2013-08-20 23:19:43

Iridescent, a science and engineering education non-profit, announced the Gravity Design Challenge, a STEM-based contest for teens, in conjunction with the Warner Bros. San

Mars Curiosity's First Year: Watch Live Talk Online
2013-08-15 08:44:50

No matter where you are, you can join us online for a live public talk from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT) about the Curiosity rover's first year on Mars.

New Precision Landing Software Being Tested By JPL, Masten
2013-08-13 07:22:18

A year after NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's landed on Mars, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., are testing a sophisticated flight-control algorithm that could allow for even more precise, pinpoint landings of future Martian spacecraft.

Mars Rover Curiosity Ends First Year On Mars, Prepares For Year Two
2013-08-04 04:49:35

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the NASA Curiosity rover's arrival on Mars, and the start of its search for evidence suggesting that the Red Planet was once capable of supporting microbial life.

Curiosity Rover Longest Drive To Date
2013-07-24 10:05:43

In its continuing mission to survey Mars, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover drove its furthest distance ever on Sunday, the space agency said.

Mars Atmosphere
2013-07-18 16:00:41

NASA's Curiosity rover has helped bring in some new insights about how Mars lost its original atmosphere.

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.


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