06.23.11 - NASA's next Mars rover has completed the journey from its California birthplace to Florida in preparation for launch this fall.
06.21.11 - In a series of diving flights, an F/A-18 aircraft at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California is carrying a test model of the radar for the next landing on Mars.
06.13.11 - America's next Mars rover, Curiosity, has been driving and moving its arm during its final weeks at its California birthplace.
05.31.11 - The main science imaging instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines telephoto and wider-angle full-color cameras to see surroundings in detail and in motion.
05.24.11 - During processing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., an incident occurred on Friday, May 20, involving the spacecraft's back shell.
05.13.11 - The aeroshell and cruise stage for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Thursday night from California and Colorado.
04.06.11 - New images show Curiosity, the rover for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, looking similar to how it will appear after it lands on Mars in August 2012.
03.25.11 - The main camera instrument for the next rover to Mars will use a pair of cameras with different focal lengths, already installed and tested, rather than twin zoom cameras.
03.18.11 - For most of this month, the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, Curiosity, is inside a sealed chamber where conditions simulate those it will experience on Mars.
03.17.11 - Governments of the United States and Spain saluted collaboration in the Mars Science Laboratory mission with an agreement-signing ceremony today, March 17, in Madrid.
02.18.11 - NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, will take a next generation "hands-on" look at rocks and soils to determine the chemical makeup near its landing zone.
01.18.11 - One of the jobs for the biggest science instrument on NASA's next Mars rover will be to check for the carbon-based molecular building blocks of life.
12.22.10 - NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, will shoot a laser at rocks and patches of soil with enough power to generate a flash revealing each target's atomic ingredients.
11.30.10 - More than one million people have watched assembly and testing of NASA's next Mars rover via a live webcam since it went online in October.
11.30.10 - As it explores a region of Mars, NASA's rover Curiosity will monitor temperatures, winds, humidity and other environmental variables using tools supplied by Spain.
11.16.10 - A camera installed this month on the robotic arm of NASA's next Mars rover will do close-up inspections for clues to Martian environments, but it can look far away, too.
11.09.10 - One of the experiments on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission will measure the natural radiation environment to aid plans for future human missions.
10.21.10 - A newly installed webcam is giving the public an opportunity to watch technicians assemble and test the next NASA Mars rover, one of the most technologically challenging interplanetary missions ever designed.
10.08.10 - A suite of instruments to analyze samples of Martian rocks and soil for chemistry relevant to life is being readied in Maryland for NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity.
09.21.10 - A tool newly delivered from Los Alamos National Laboratory for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will zap Martian rocks with a laser to learn the rocks' makeup.