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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.
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.
In its continuing mission to survey Mars, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover drove its furthest distance ever on Sunday, the space agency said.
NASA's Curiosity rover has helped bring in some new insights about how Mars lost its original atmosphere.
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.
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.
With so many far-flung devices still transmitting data back to Earth, NASA scientists said they are working on a system that could be described as part extraterrestrial GPS, part wireless router.
Just last year NASA made an historic landing on the Red Planet with the most advanced rover ever built. Now, the space agency has unveiled plans for a rover in 2020 to extend its reach for Mars even further.
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