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NASA’S Curiosity Rover Checks-In on Mars Using Foursquare.

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover checked in on Mars Wednesday using the mobile application Foursquare. This marks the first check-in on another planet. Users on Foursquare can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks in at key locations and posts photos and tips, all while exploring the Red Planet. “NASA is using Foursquare as a… Read More ›

NASA Hosts Oct. 4 Teleconference About Mars Curiosity Rover Progress.

  NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Oct. 4, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover‘s mission to Mars’ Gale Crater. Curiosity, also known as the Mars Science Laboratory, is 56 days into a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for… Read More ›

NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain.

    NASA’s most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most… Read More ›

Call for Media: Mars Express supports NASA’s Curiosity landing.

    On 6 August, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is set to deliver the Curiosity rover onto the Red Planet’s surface.   The landing in Gale Crater will mark the start of an ambitious exploration programme studying Mars’ habitability, climate and geology and collecting data for a future human mission to Mars.   During… Read More ›

2012 NASA Advanced Technology Concepts Selected For Study.

    NASA’s Space Technology Program is turning science fiction into science fact. The program has selected 28 proposals for study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program. Eighteen of these advanced concept proposals were categorized as Phase I and 10 as Phase II. They were selected based on their potential to transform future… Read More ›

Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne to Power ‘Curiosity’ Rover on Mars.

When the Mars Science Laboratory embarks on its voyage to Mars on Nov. 25, Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne products will be onboard to make the mission possible. Curiosity, about the size of a Mini Cooper and four times heavier than current Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, will be powered by Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne’s Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric… Read More ›

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