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  • Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on the Red Planet.

    NASA Mars Rover Team Hears From President Obama

    08.13.12 - President Barack Obama this morning told the flight control team for NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, "You made us all proud."

  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Curiosity Sends High-Resolution Color Images

    08.11.12 - Curiosity rover has returned high-resolution color images of its surroundings on Mars that reveal a landscape not unlike portions of the southwestern United States.

  • Traces of Landing

    NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Installing Smarts for Driving

    08.10.12 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will spend its first weekend on Mars transitioning to software better suited for tasks ahead, such as driving and using its strong robotic arm.

  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Timeline of Milestones During Curiosity's Landing

    08.09.12 - Curiosity's Entry, Descent and Landing team has provided a timeline of critical mission events that occurred on the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (early on Aug. 6 EDT).

  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    NASA's Curiosity Beams Back a Color 360 of Gale Crater

    08.09.12 - The first images from Curiosity's color Mast Camera, or Mastcam, have been received by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    First 360-Degree Panorama From NASA's Curiosity Rover

    08.08.12 - Remarkable image sets from NASA's Curiosity rover and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are continuing to develop the story of Curiosity's landing and first days on Mars.

  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Orbiter Images NASA's Martian Landscape Additions

    08.07.12 - Late Monday night, an image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the Curiosity rover and the components that helped it survive its seven-minute ordeal from space to its present location in Mars' Gale Crater.

  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    New Mars Rover Beams Back Images Showing Its Descent

    08.06.12 - Earlier today, just hours after NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars, a select group of images taken by the onboard Mars Descent Imager, or MARDI, were beamed back to Earth.

  • HiRISE picture of MSL on the chute

    NASA's Curiosity Rover Caught in the Act of Landing

    08.06.12 - An image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance orbiter captured the Curiosity rover still connected to its 51-foot-wide (almost 16 meter) parachute as it descended towards its landing site at Gale Crater.

  • Curiosity's early view of Mars

    NASA's New Mars Rover Sends Higher-Resolution Image

    08.06.12 - About two hours after landing on Mars and beaming back its first image, NASA's Curiosity rover transmitted a higher-resolution image of its new Martian home, Gale Crater.

  • Curiosity's Early Views of Mars

    NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain

    08.05.12 - 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.

  • artist's still shows how NASA's Curiosity rover will communicate with Earth

    Curiosity Rover Just Hours from Mars Landing

    08.05.12 - NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft is healthy and right on course for a landing in several hours that will be one of the most difficult feats of robotic exploration ever attempted.

  • JPL's Mission Support Area

    Explore a Room With a Mars View

    08.04.12 - On the evening of Sunday, Aug. 5, the focal point of Martian activity here on Earth will be located in the Mission Support Area in Building 230 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

  • Artist's scoreboard displays a fictional game between Mars and Earth

    Mars Tugging on Approaching NASA Rover Curiosity

    08.04.12 - Unlike a group of tourists just arriving on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover will take a more careful approach to snapping its first images.

  • Seventeen Cameras on Curiosity

    What to Expect When Curiosity Starts Snapping Pictures

    08.03.12 - Unlike a group of tourists just arriving on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover will take a more careful approach to snapping its first images.

  • Artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover

    Newest NASA Mars Mission Connects Past and Future

    08.02.12 - NASA's newest Mars mission, landing in three days, will draw on support from missions sent to Mars years ago and will contribute to missions envisioned for future decades.

  • Artist concept of Curiosity rover and astronaut bird

    NASA Hosts Social Media Events

    08.02.12 - NASA's social media followers at seven field centers around the nation will virtually come together at a NASA Social on Friday, Aug. 3, to preview the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory's (MSL) Curiosity rover on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT).

  • Artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover

    NASA Announces News Activities for Mars Landing

    07.30.12 - The public is invited to tune in for a series of news briefings from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for the upcoming landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars.

  • Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft during cruise, artist's concept

    Curiosity Rover on Track for Early August Landing

    07.28.12 - Eight days before reaching Mars, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft performed a flight-path adjustment scheduled more than nine months ago.

  • artist concept of Odyssey

    Mars Orbiter Repositioned to Phone Home Mars Landing

    07.24.12 - NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has successfully adjusted its orbital location to be in a better position to provide prompt confirmation of the August landing of the Curiosity rover.