So what's Curiosity been up to lately? Plenty (pictures)
Check out the latest images beamed back from the Red Planet as the rover gets ready to set out on its Martian journey.
Since its arrival on Mars a month ago, the Curiosity rover has driven 357 feet from its landing site. NASA engineers have been putting the craft through a series of checkout tests in advance of a longer planned journey.
Meanwhile, the rover has sent back a series of extraordinary pictures of the area. This image of the camera on the rover's arm was taken by the left eye of the Mast Camera.