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.
06.05.12 - NASA will host a NASA Social for 25 of its social media fans Aug. 3-5 at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., in anticipation of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars.
05.11.12 - Engineers ran rover-mobility tests on California sand dunes in preparation for operating NASA's Curiosity rover after it lands in Mars' Gale Crater.
04.27.12 - At 1:31 p.m. EDT, April 27, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, carrying the one-ton Curiosity rover, became 100 days from its appointment with Mars.
03.28.12 - One particular mountain on Mars has been beckoning would-be explorers since it was first sighted from orbit in the 1970s.
03.26.12 - NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, halfway to Mars, adjusted its flight path for delivery of the one-ton rover Curiosity in August.
02.24.12 - Curiosity, the mini-Cooper-sized rover, is playing the role of stunt double for NASA astronauts, as it monitors radiation levels on its journey to Mars.
02.09.12 - Engineers find the cause of a computer reset on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory and determine how to correct it.
02.07.12 - At least one object in photos NASA's Curiosity rover will transmit from Mars later this year will look familiar to all Americans: a Lincoln penny sent as a camera reference.
01.27.12 - This week's solar storm is giving a NASA Mars-bound spacecraft a chance to gauge how such events would affect radiation exposure of future astronauts flying to Mars.
01.11.12 - NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft successfully refined its flight path Wednesday with the biggest maneuver planned for the mission's journey between Earth and Mars.
01.06.12 - NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft has begun firing thruster engines for the first and largest flight-path adjustment of the trip from Earth to Mars.
12.13.11 - NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its 8-month trip from Earth to Mars.