12.01.11 - Excellent launch precision for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission has forestalled the need for an early trajectory correction maneuver, now not required for a month or more.
11.26.11 - NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the Nov. 26 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, which carries a car-sized rover named Curiosity.
11.30.11 - NASA's Dawn, Mars Science Laboratory and MESSENGER missions have been honored by Popular Science magazine with "Best of What's New" Award in aviation and space.
11.26.11 - Engineers have received data from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory showing that all systems are operating normally. The approximately eight-month journey to Mars is underway.
11.22.11 - NASA's Curiosity rover is outfitted with everything a geologist needs on a remote world.
11.21.11 - NASA has updated information about the news conferences and other events for the agency's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover launch.
11.18.11 - Sensors in MSL's heat shield feed NASA researchers' curiosity about high-speed flight in out-of-this-world atmospheres.
11.16.11 - NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
11.15.11 - The Mars Science Laboratory will demand a lot of power, too much for solar panels. So NASA is using a differrent source of fuel.
11.10.11 - NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft with the Curiosity rover is set to launch to the planet Mars aboard an Atlas V rocket on Nov. 25, 2011 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
11.10.11 - NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, with the largest and most capable rover going to another planet.
11.08.11 - NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, with the largest and most capable rover going to another planet.
10.20.11 - Russia has provided a neutron-shooting instrument called DAN that will enable NASA's next Mars rover to detect water-bearing minerals buried underneath the rover.
10.05.11 - In a "match made for Mars," major components of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory have been connected at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, several weeks before launch.
09.28.11 - NASA will host a two-day launch Tweetup for 150 of its Twitter followers on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
08.31.11 - NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project continues to press ahead with launch preparation activities, planning to use additional time before encapsulating the rover in the launch vehicle's nose cone.
07.22.11 - NASA's next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet's Gale Crater.
07.18.11 - NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will host a news conference at 10 a.m. EDT, Friday, July 22 to announce the selected landing site for the agency's latest Mars rover.
07.06.11 - NASA has narrowed to two sites the selection of where the Mars Science Laboratory rover will land in August 2012.
06.24.11 - A new, high-definition animation of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission combines real scenes of Mars with spacecraft events such as landing on Mars and drilling into rocks.