Exploration of the Red Planet will shift into a higher gear in 2012 with the arrival of a car-sized, instrument-laden robotic rover named Curiosity.
On Mars, satisfaction awaits Curiosity rover The big rover is two years behind schedule, but NASA engineers say that the time and extra money were well spent. Curiosity is now on track for takeoff in late 2011. (Posted in The Space Shot by William Harwood) August 20, 2010 4:00 A.M. PDT
How Curiosity will land on Mars Unlike past Mars missions, the Curiosity rover will be lowered to the ground and set on its … Read more