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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Team Upgrades Software, Checks Wheel Wear'
December 20, 2013

The team operating NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed a software upgrade on the vehicle and is next planning a check of wear and tear on the rover's wheels.
read the article 'Curiosity Team Upgrades Software, Checks Wheel Wear' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Curiosity: First Mars Age Measurement and Human Exploration Help'
December 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars' past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions.
read the article 'NASA Curiosity: First Mars Age Measurement and Human Exploration Help' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Televised News Briefing: Results from NASA Mars Rover Curiosity'
December 5, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Live Ustream Webcast: Monday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. PST. NASA Mars rover Curiosity is examining evidence about ancient Martian environmental conditions that were favorable for microbial life.
read the article 'Televised News Briefing: Results from NASA Mars Rover Curiosity' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Laser Instrument on NASA Mars Rover Tops 100,000 Zaps'
December 5, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Since landing on Mars 16 months ago, NASA's Curiosity rover has fired its French-made laser more than 100,000 times to investigate the composition of rocks or soil targets.
read the article 'Laser Instrument on NASA Mars Rover Tops 100,000 Zaps' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Resumes Science After Analysis of Voltage Issue'
November 25, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed full science operations on Saturday, Nov. 23.
read the article 'Curiosity Resumes Science After Analysis of Voltage Issue' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Rover Team Working to Diagnose Electrical Issue'
November 20, 2013

Science observations by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity have been suspended for a few days while engineers run tests to check possible causes of a voltage change detected on Nov. 17.
read the article 'Rover Team Working to Diagnose Electrical Issue' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Mars Rover Teams Dub Sites In Memory of Bruce Murray'
November 13, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Features on Mars important to the missions of NASA's two active Mars rovers are now called "Murray Ridge" and "Murray Buttes," in honor of influential planetary scientist Bruce Murray (1931-2013).
read the article 'Mars Rover Teams Dub Sites In Memory of Bruce Murray' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Out of Safe Mode'
November 12, 2013

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project received confirmation from Mars Sunday (Nov. 10) that the Curiosity rover has successfully transitioned back into nominal surface operations mode.
read the article 'Curiosity Out of Safe Mode' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Performs Warm Reset'
November 8, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity experienced an unexpected software reboot (also known as a warm reset) yesterday (11/7/13) during a communications pass as it was sending engineering and science data to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, for later downlinking to Earth.
read the article 'Curiosity Performs Warm Reset' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Approaches 'Cooperstown''
October 29, 2013

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has batted 1,000 with its new technique for covering ground faster -- two-day drives, reaching a viewpoint for choosing its next target.
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Approaches 'Cooperstown'' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA Rover Confirms Mars Origin of Some Meteorites'
October 17, 2013

Findings from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover confirm that some meteorites on Earth really came from the Red Planet.
read the article 'NASA Rover Confirms Mars Origin of Some Meteorites' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Science Gains From Diverse Landing Area of Curiosity'
September 26, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover is revealing a great deal about Mars, from long-ago processes in its interior to the current interaction between the Martian surface and atmosphere.
read the article 'Science Gains From Diverse Landing Area of Curiosity' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA Rover Inspects Pebbly Rocks at Martian Waypoint'
September 23, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, currently en route to the layered slopes of Mount Sharp, has finished a pause it took for close-up studies of rocks with wet histories.
read the article 'NASA Rover Inspects Pebbly Rocks at Martian Waypoint' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane On Mars'
September 19, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane.
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane On Mars' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Long Drive Puts NASA Mars Rover Near Planned Waypoint'
September 10, 2013

After its longest drive yet, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has reached an overlook with a view of exposed bedrock it will study close-up for a few days.
read the article 'Long Drive Puts NASA Mars Rover Near Planned Waypoint' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Views Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos'
August 28, 2013

New images from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity show a Martian moon, Phobos, fully silhouetted in front of the sun.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Views Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA's Mars Curiosity Debuts Autonomous Navigation'
August 27, 2013

For the first time, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has used autonomous navigation, which enables it to cover more distance during each drive on the Red Planet.
read the article 'NASA's Mars Curiosity Debuts Autonomous Navigation' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Rover Gets Movie As A Mars Moon Passes Another'
August 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes directly in front of the other, Deimos, in a new series of sky-watching images from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
read the article 'NASA Rover Gets Movie As A Mars Moon Passes Another' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Watch Live Talk Online: Mars Curiosity, Year One'
August 14, 2013

Join us online for a live public talk from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT) about the Curiosity rover's first year on Mars.
read the article 'Watch Live Talk Online: Mars Curiosity, Year One' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Curiosity Landing: Relive the Excitement'
August 6, 2013

Where were you when Curiosity landed? It's a hot topic of discussion in the hallways of JPL and on social media this week, as people remember the dramatic, tension-filled landing of NASA's Curiosity rover and its Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft on Aug. 5, 2012 PDT (Aug. 6, 2012 EDT).
read the article 'Mars Curiosity Landing: Relive the Excitement' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Nearing First Anniversary on Mars'
August 2, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover will mark one year on Mars next week and has already achieved its main science goal of revealing ancient Mars could have supported life.
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Nearing First Anniversary on Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Gleams in View from Orbiter'
July 24, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A recent image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and the wheel tracks starting at its landing site.
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Gleams in View from Orbiter' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Curiosity Makes Its Longest One-Day Drive on Mars'
July 23, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove twice as far on July 21 as on any other day of the mission so far.
read the article 'Curiosity Makes Its Longest One-Day Drive on Mars' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Reports Detail Mars Rover Clues to Atmosphere's Past'
July 18, 2013

A pair of new papers report measurements of the Martian atmosphere's composition by NASA's Curiosity rover, providing evidence about loss of much of Mars' original atmosphere.
read the article 'Reports Detail Mars Rover Clues to Atmosphere's Past' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Passes Kilometer of Driving'
July 16, 2013

The latest drive by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover brought the total distance that the rover has driven on Mars to more than 1 kilometer.
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Passes Kilometer of Driving' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Third Drive of Curiosity's Long Trek Covers 135 Feet'
July 11, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove 135 feet (41 meters) on Tuesday, July 9, the third drive in a journey of many months from the "Glenelg" area to Mount Sharp.
read the article 'Third Drive of Curiosity's Long Trek Covers 135 Feet' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Rover Curiosity Begins Trek Toward Mount Sharp'
July 8, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun a long trek toward Mount Sharp, leaving behind an area where it already accomplished its major science objective.
read the article 'Mars Rover Curiosity Begins Trek Toward Mount Sharp' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Announces Winners of 2012 George M. Low Award'
June 21, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service have been selected to receive NASA's premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award.
read the article 'NASA Announces Winners of 2012 George M. Low Award' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover'
June 19, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A billion-pixel view from the surface of Mars, from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, offers armchair explorers a way to examine one part of the Red Planet in great detail.
read the article 'Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Nears Turning Point'
June 5, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Curiosity is finishing investigations in an area smaller than a football field where it has been working for six months, and it will soon shift to a distance-driving mode headed for an area about 5 miles (8 kilometers) away, at the base of Mount Sharp.
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Nears Turning Point' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA to Host June 5 Teleconference on Curiosity Mars Rover'
June 4, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5 to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and activities of the Curiosity rover.
read the article 'NASA to Host June 5 Teleconference on Curiosity Mars Rover' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Data From NASA Rover's Voyage To Mars Aids Planning'
May 30, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Measurements taken by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission as it delivered the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012 are providing NASA the information it needs to design systems to protect human explorers from radiation exposure on deep-space expeditions in the future.
read the article 'Data From NASA Rover's Voyage To Mars Aids Planning' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Pebbly Rocks Testify to Old Streambed on Mars'
May 30, 2013

A new report tells how rocks examined by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity reveal details of how deep and how fast water once flowed in an ancient Martian stream.
read the article 'Pebbly Rocks Testify to Old Streambed on Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA To Discuss Mars Curiosity Radiation Findings'
May 28, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT) Thursday, May 30, to present new findings from the Mars Science Laboratory Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) aboard the rover Curiosity.
read the article 'NASA To Discuss Mars Curiosity Radiation Findings' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Drills Second Rock Target'
May 20, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used the drill on its robotic arm to collect a powdered sample from the interior of a rock called "Cumberland."
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Drills Second Rock Target' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Team Selects Second Drilling Target On Mars'
May 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has selected a second target rock for drilling and sampling.
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Team Selects Second Drilling Target On Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Wins Prestigious Aerospace Industry Awards'
May 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Two prominent aerospace industry organizations are recognizing the contributions of NASA, especially the achievements of the team that landed NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars in August, with coveted awards.
read the article 'NASA Wins Prestigious Aerospace Industry Awards' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'Mars Rover Social Media, NASA/JPL Website Win Awards'
May 2, 2013

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover social media campaign and the agency's Solar System Exploration website win Webby Awards, the leading honor for the best of the Internet.
read the article 'Mars Rover Social Media, NASA/JPL Website Win Awards' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Curiosity Wins National Air and Space Museum Trophy'
April 25, 2013

The team in charge of landing NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, received the museum's highest group honor.
read the article 'Curiosity Wins National Air and Space Museum Trophy' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Three From JPL On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List'
April 18, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

On a new list of the 100 most influential people on Earth, three work at the same California address, where they've led projects to study things that are not on Earth.
read the article 'Three From JPL On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA, Mars Curiosity Win Awards For Social Media'
April 9, 2013

NASA's official Twitter feed, @NASA, has won its second consecutive Shorty award for the best government use of social media.
read the article 'NASA, Mars Curiosity Win Awards For Social Media' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Remaining Martian Atmosphere Still Dynamic'
April 8, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mars has lost much of its original atmosphere, but what's left remains quite active, recent findings from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity indicate.
read the article 'Remaining Martian Atmosphere Still Dynamic' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Used Parachute On Mars Flaps In The Wind'
April 3, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the parachute that helped NASA's Curiosity rover land on Mars last summer has subsequently changed its shape on the ground.
read the article 'Used Parachute On Mars Flaps In The Wind' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Resumes Science Investigations'
March 25, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has resumed science investigations after recovery from a computer glitch that prompted the engineers to switch the rover to a redundant main computer on Feb. 28.
read the article 'Curiosity Resumes Science Investigations' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Sun in the Way Will Affect Mars Missions in April'
March 20, 2013

The positions of the planets next month will mean diminished communications between Earth and NASA's spacecraft at Mars.
read the article 'Sun in the Way Will Affect Mars Missions in April' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Rover Exits 'Safe Mode''
March 19, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has returned to active status and is on track to resume science investigations, following two days in a precautionary standby status, "safe mode."
read the article 'Curiosity Rover Exits 'Safe Mode'' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'New 'Safe Mode' Status of Curiosity Expected to be Brief'
March 18, 2013

Engineers have quickly diagnosed a software issue that prompted NASA's Mars rover Curiosity to put itself into a precautionary standby status over the weekend.
read the article 'New 'Safe Mode' Status of Curiosity Expected to be Brief' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Sees Trend In Water Presence'
March 18, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has seen evidence of water-bearing minerals in rocks near where it had already found clay minerals inside a drilled rock.
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Sees Trend In Water Presence' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Moon, Mars Science Conference Events to Be Streamed'
March 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Curiosity and lunar GRAIL missions, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will be among those discussed during the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston on March 18 to 22.
read the article 'Moon, Mars Science Conference Events to Be Streamed' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Panorama From NASA Mars Rover Shows Mount Sharp'
March 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Rising above the present location of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, higher than any mountain in the 48 contiguous states of the United States, Mount Sharp is featured in new imagery from the rover.
read the article 'Panorama From NASA Mars Rover Shows Mount Sharp' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Mars Curiosity Lands South By Southwest Interactive Award'
March 13, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The down-to-Earth persona of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, expressed on Twitter, Facebook, live streaming on Ustream, viral videos and the first Foursquare check-in from another planet, has captured the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Award for best social media campaign.
read the article 'Mars Curiosity Lands South By Southwest Interactive Award' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Mission Picked For Smithsonian Honor'
March 13, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The team in charge of successfully landing NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will receive the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's 2013 Trophy for Current Achievement.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Mission Picked For Smithsonian Honor' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited For Ancient Life On Mars'
March 12, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes.
read the article 'NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited For Ancient Life On Mars' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward'
March 11, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity continues to move forward with assessment and recovery from a memory glitch that affected the rover's A-side computer. Curiosity has two computers that are redundant of one another.
read the article 'Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Briefing On Curiosity's Analysis of Mars Rock'
March 7, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT), Tuesday, March 12, to discuss the Curiosity rover's analysis of the first sample of rock powder ever collected on Mars.
read the article 'NASA Briefing On Curiosity's Analysis of Mars Rock' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Rover's Recovery on Track'
March 4, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has transitioned from precautionary "safe mode" to active status on the path of recovery from a memory glitch last week. Resumption of full operations is anticipated by next week.
read the article 'Curiosity Rover's Recovery on Track' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Computer Swap on Curiosity Rover'
February 28, 2013

The ground team for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has switched the rover to a redundant onboard computer in response to a memory issue on the computer that had been active.
read the article 'Computer Swap on Curiosity Rover' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Lab Instruments Inside Curiosity Eat Mars Rock Powder'
February 25, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has delivered sample portions of rock powder collected from the interior of a rock on Mars into laboratory instruments inside the rover.
read the article 'Lab Instruments Inside Curiosity Eat Mars Rock Powder' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Hosts Teleconference Today About Curiosity Rover'
February 20, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at noon PST (3 p.m. EST) today, Feb. 20, to provide an update on the Mars rover Curiosity mission. Earlier today, Curiosity engineers confirmed the rover had collected the first-ever sample from inside a rock on Mars.
read the article 'NASA Hosts Teleconference Today About Curiosity Rover' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample'
February 20, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet.
read the article 'NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample' Read More
Feature
read the article 'National Space Club Honors Mars Curiosity'
February 13, 2013

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover/Mars Science Laboratory and its team will receive a trio of National Space Club awards.
read the article 'National Space Club Honors Mars Curiosity' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form'
February 11, 2013

On Mars, as on Earth, sometimes things can take on an unusual appearance.
read the article 'Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample'
February 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior.
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Preparatory Drill Test Performed on Mars'
February 7, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has produced some rock powder with its drill as the last major test before the rover's first full drilling.
read the article 'Preparatory Drill Test Performed on Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock'
February 4, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used the hammering action of its drill on Feb. 2 as the second-to-last major test before the first full drilling to collect a sample of rock dust.
read the article 'Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling'
January 28, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has placed its drill onto a series of four locations on a Martian rock and pressed down on it with the rover's arm, in preparation for using the drill in coming days.
read the article 'Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Rover Curiosity Uses Arm Camera At Night'
January 24, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has for the first time used the camera on its arm to take photos at night, illuminated by white lights and ultraviolet lights on the instrument.
read the article 'Mars Rover Curiosity Uses Arm Camera At Night' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Ms. Curiosity Goes to Washington'
January 18, 2013

It's an all-American, once-every-four-years tradition: the inauguration of a president. On Monday, Jan. 21, the Red Planet will join the traditional red-white-and-blue pageantry when a life-size model of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity appears in the inaugural parade after President Barack Obama takes the oath of office.
read the article 'Ms. Curiosity Goes to Washington' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Rover Curiosity's Team to Receive Space Foundation Award'
January 15, 2013

The people of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission have been named winners of a 2013 Space Foundation award for advancing exploration of space.
read the article 'Mars Rover Curiosity's Team to Receive Space Foundation Award' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Preparing To Drill Into First Martian Rock'
January 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is driving toward a flat rock with pale veins that may hold clues to a wet history on the Red Planet.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Preparing To Drill Into First Martian Rock' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Hosts Jan. 15 Telecon About Mars Rover Progress'
January 14, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) on Tuesday, Jan. 15, to provide an update about the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
read the article 'NASA Hosts Jan. 15 Telecon About Mars Rover Progress' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA's Big Mars Rover Makes First Use Of Its Brush'
January 7, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed first-time use of a brush it carries to sweep dust off rocks.
read the article 'NASA's Big Mars Rover Makes First Use Of Its Brush' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Rover Explores 'Yellowknife Bay''
January 4, 2013

After imaging during the holidays, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm's reach of a sinuous rock feature called "Snake River."
read the article 'Curiosity Rover Explores 'Yellowknife Bay'' Read More

Mission Information

Launched:
7:02 a.m. PST, Nov. 26, 2011
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Landed:
10:32 p.m. PDT, Aug. 5, 2012
(1:32 a.m. EDT, Aug. 6, 2012)

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