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read the article 'Mars Landing Pioneer Elected To National Academy of Engineering'
February 9, 2016
Adam Steltzner, a JPL engineer who helped pioneer the breakthrough technique for landing a one-ton rover on Mars, is being honored with admission into the National Academy of Engineering.
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read the article 'Sandy Selfie Sent from NASA Mars Rover'
January 27, 2016

Curiosity Self-Portrait at Martian Sand Dune
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Tastes Scooped, Sieved Sand'
January 21, 2016

At its current location for inspecting an active sand dune, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is adding some sample-processing moves not previously used on Mars.
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read the article 'Rover Rounds Martian Dune to Get to the Other Side'
January 4, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Curiosity rover has driven to the downwind side of an active sand dune and returned images of cascaded sand.
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We made it! Curiosity reaches Mount Sharp 9/11/2014
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