Learn About Me: Curiosity

Meet Curiosity
Curiosity is a car-sized, six-wheeled robot destined for Gale Crater on Mars.

Its mission: to see if Mars ever could have supported small life forms called microbes...and if humans could survive there someday!

In addition to super-human senses that help us understand Mars as a habitat for life, Curiosity's parts are similar to what a human would need to explore Mars (body, brains, eyes, arm, legs, etc.). Check it out though--sometimes they are located in odd places!
Tech Specs
  • Length: 10 feet (3 meters)
  • Width: 9 feet (2.7 meters)
  • Height: 7 feet (2.2 meters)
  • Mass: 1,982 pounds (899 kilograms)