NASA's Mission to Mars
NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on Mars in early August. The rover’s mission -- a joint operation between NASA and its commercial space partner, the United Launch Alliance – is to answer the scientific questions NASA has been exploring for years, focusing on the Mars environment's makeup.
August 5, 2014 New features and images added.
June 12, 2014 Before humans can land on Mars, scientists have to wrestle with atmospheric conditions back home.
June 4, 2014 But we’ll have to increase NASA’s budget and cooperate with China, report concludes.
May 15, 2014 Elon Musk wants a ticket to Mars to cost $500,000. For those left behind, he'll have a cheap electric car for you.
April 18, 2014 From space, the U.S. Curiosity rover looks scarab-like.
April 8, 2014 NASA's Curiosity transmits Martian landscape image with a curious light in the distance.
March 7, 2014 Today, Florida. Tomorrow, Mars.
January 24, 2014 Astronomers are trying to figure how a rock shaped like a jelly doughnut has suddenly appeared out of nowhere on the surface of Mars.
August 23, 2013 If engineers can build bots that can land themselves on Mars, surely they can produce less sophisticated systems for our vehicles.
August 6, 2013 From the earliest years of the space program, the exploration of other worlds has been a source of the same techno-anxieties we have today.
July 25, 2013 The Mars Reconaissance Orbiter spots Curiosity down on the surface
June 28, 2013 Hint: it can involve ... theme weeks.
May 17, 2013 Another victory for Opportunity, the spunky little rover driving on Mars
April 4, 2013 It sits on the Red Planet, flapping hauntingly in the wind.
March 20, 2013 Behold: "One of the whitest things" we've seen on the Red Planet
March 12, 2013 NASA's Mars Curiosity rover drilled into a rock and found that it contained a clay-like material.
February 8, 2013 ... Really, what is it?
January 28, 2013 See how it stacks up with other extra-planetary exploration in one chart.
December 5, 2012 Robotic science rover is set to launch in 2020.
November 21, 2012 John Grotzinger, the principal investigator for the mission, said his team has found something really cool.
October 31, 2012 "We have the same laws of chemistry, physics. If there are any locations where there are the basic ingredients, there should be the basic ingredients for life."
October 31, 2012 NASA's Curiosity Rover is starting to get some analysis from its soil scooping mission
October 24, 2012 A fleet of vehicles ready to explore lunar and Martian terrains
October 11, 2012 A foreign object in Martian soil has made the rover stop in its tracks.
September 11, 2012 The agency tries to keep humans from inadvertently populating other planets.
September 10, 2012 Photos have not revealed any water or signs of life.
September 7, 2012 The little rover is on the go, and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was there to document it.
September 5, 2012 The red planet becomes the red and blue planet.
August 28, 2012 Even better photographs of Mt. Sharp, the rover's eventual science destination.
August 24, 2012 NASA has released a three-minute clip with sound.
August 23, 2012 Humans, via their robotic rover, are now leaving their mark on the Red Planet.
August 22, 2012 Planned for 2016, NASA's next mission to Mars will examine the planet's geophysics.
August 20, 2012 N165 is the (un)luckiest bit of basalt on Mars. Which is saying something because there is a lot of basalt on Mars.
August 16, 2012 NASA's scientists and engineers provided a behind-the-scenes look at their mission.
August 13, 2012 Jet Propulsion Lab previously used cloud services from Microsoft, Google, Lockheed Martin Corp.
August 10, 2012 The Curiosity science team gave the first firm indication of where they might be driving next.
August 9, 2012 But it's not from the rover you think. Don't forget about Opportunity, who's been exploring the planet for eight years.
August 6, 2012 Thanks to NASA, the world was able to follow the Mars rover's landing Monday morning.
August 3, 2012 The latest mission to Mars is set to touch down on the red planet early Monday morning.
July 31, 2012 Rover will inspect Mars' environment for minerals, gases and water.