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Curiosity Is Ready To Rove Around On Mars
2012-08-07 15:22:12

Almost nine months after it was launched, Curiosity, NASA's latest rover, landed safely in the Gale Crater of Mars in the wee hours of August 6 CDT. The last seven minutes were particularly dramatic as the mission executed several complicated maneuvers to deliver the car-sized rover through the thin Martian atmosphere and gently place it in a very specific location. "Although it was nerve-wracking, everyone was confident, and Curiosity landed with amazing precision, right on time!" said...

mohawk
2012-08-07 12:18:20

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you were one of the millions watching the livestream and television coverage of the successful Curiosity Mars landing, you may have noticed one strange looking gentleman standing out among the others, the one with a mohawk. A carefully coiffed, red and black dyed mohawk adorned with yellow stars along the sides of the wearer´s head, writes Damon Poeter for PC Mag. The rockin´ rocket scientist turns out to be Bobak...

Curiosity's Descent Captured By Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
2012-08-06 11:56:49

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Lands On Mars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced during a press conference today that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) was able to snap a photo of Curiosity as it entered into the Martian atmosphere last night. As Curiosity made history last night, MRO was able to take a picture of the Mars Science Laboratory as it rode down with its parachute into Mars. Sarah Malkovich, NASA's High Rise Investigation...

Curiosity Landing: A Moment I will Never Forget
2012-08-06 04:19:26

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Lands On Mars ] [ Watch the Video: Curiosity Landing Audience Going Nuts After Landing ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The smoke has cleared, the cheers have died down, but an experience of a lifetime has settled into my memory that will never fade away. I would not have been able to appreciate the gravity of the accomplishment of landing Curiosity on Mars without redOrbit having sent me to NASA´s Jet Propulsion...

Curiosity's Vision In Black And White
2012-08-06 03:12:32

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Lands On Mars ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity landed safely on Mars a short time ago and is already transmitting images back to NASA. The first images are low-resolution black and white photos showing rocks, dust, and the rover's shadow taken with the Hazcam camera. According to redOrbit's on-site reporter, Lee Rannals, images started arriving around 10:34 PST, just minutes after a safe touchdown was confirmed. "I...

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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...


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