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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
07.16.12 - A "virtual rover experience" and a body-action video game are among the options for public participation in NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.
07.16.12 - NASA's most advanced planetary rover is on course for an early August landing beside a Martian mountain to begin two years of unprecedented scientific detective work.
07.11.12 - A NASA-created application that brings some of the agency's robotic spacecraft to life in 3-D now is available for free on the iPhone and iPad.
07.11.12 - NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, July 16, to discuss the August landing of the most advanced robot ever sent to Mars.
07.02.12 - Seventy-six pyrotechnic devices must fire on time during the descent of Mars Science Laboratory to the Martian surface on August 5.
06.26.12 - A maneuver on Tuesday adjusted the flight path of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft for delivering the rover Curiosity to a landing target beside a Martian mountain.
06.11.12 - NASA has narrowed the target for its most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, which will land on the Red Planet in August.
06.07.12 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT) on June 11, to provide a status update on the Aug. 5, 2012, landing of the most advanced rover ever to be sent to Mars.