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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...

Get Ready For Seven Minutes Of Terror
2012-08-05 14:44:03

[ Follow Our Live Blog Coverage ] | [ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity Rover is approaching the red planet at about 8,000 mph, on the way to its date with destiny and the history books. However, that is not the upper limit of speed for Curiosity. Mar's gravity is taking hold and pulling the rover down hard. By the time the spacecraft hits the top of Mars' atmosphere, about seven minutes before touchdown, Martian...

Martian Gravity Pulling Hard At Curiosity Rover
2012-08-05 04:05:56

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] NASA/JPL The gravitational tug of Mars is now pulling NASA's car-size geochemistry laboratory, Curiosity, in for a suspenseful landing this evening. "After flying more than eight months and 350 million miles since launch, the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft is now right on target to fly through the eye of the needle that is our target at the top of the Mars atmosphere," said Mission Manager Arthur Amador of NASA's Jet Propulsion...

The Search For Potential Habitats For Life On Mars To Begin
2012-08-05 04:00:23

Whitney Heins, University of Tennessee, Knoxville NASA´s Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on Mars Sunday. Then, the work will begin for two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors searching for potentially habitable environments on the red planet. Linda Kah and Jeffrey Moersch, associate professors in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, are an integral part of the NASA team working on the rover. The Curiosity rover is looking for clues to whether the...

Mars Science Lab – Connecting The Past And The Future
2012-08-03 09:26:46

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online John Donne, the poet, wrote, "No man is an island, Entire of itself."  That is as true of technology as it is of people. When the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover lands in Gale Crater, it will be drawing on support from missions past, and creating data and contributions for missions decades in the future. "Curiosity is a bold step forward in learning about our...

CSIRO To Assist With Curiosity Landing
2012-08-02 14:26:39

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As NASA's Mars Science Laboratory gets closer to the Red Planet by the second, other countries are preparing to help aid the space agency in the difficult landing. The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC), managed for NASA by CSIRO in Australia, will be the main tracking station for the landing. The Australian dishes will be the ones following MSL's mission when it...

India Plans Trip To Mars
2012-08-02 12:51:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online India is joining the ambitions of other space agencies by putting forth a goal to send a satellite to Mars, according to a report by the Hindustan Times. Plans presented to the government by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) suggested a spacecraft be launched during October or November 2013, with the goal of entering Mars orbit in September 2014. The proposed spacecraft will collect satellite images and send them back to...

Curiosity's Sky Crane Has A Big Job
2012-08-01 15:05:47

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] On August 5th at 10:31 p.m. Pacific Time, NASA will gently deposit their new, 2000-pound Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, wheels-first and ready to roll. Quite a feat — because it will come screaming through the Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph. Curiosity, aka the Mars Science Laboratory, will be the largest mission ever to land on another planet. It's big because it has a big mystery to solve: was Mars ever or is it still...

Curiosity Landing To Be Broadcast Live In Times Square
2012-08-01 06:22:59

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New Yorkers and those visiting Times Square will get a front row seat to the Mars landing of the Curiosity rover, as the Toshiba Vision screen broadcasts live mission coverage. The new Mars rover will be arriving on the Martian surface at 1:31 a.m. eastern time on August 6. The Toshiba Vision in Times Square will become the largest East Coast location for the public to see the...


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