Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Walking on Mars

PASADENA (CNS) – The Mars rover Curiosity, which is being managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, took its first drive on the surface of the red planet today, albeit a short one. The […]

08/22/2012

A whole new world for Curiosity

(NASA) – This color-enhanced view — taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead — shows the terrain around the rover’s landing site within […]

08/14/2012

Obama phones Mars team

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) – Hailing NASA’s “mind-boggling” Mars landing of the Curiosity rover, President Barack Obama urged the scientists operating the craft on Monday to phone home immediately if they find any extra-terrestrials. […]

08/13/2012

NASA: Mars rover snapped pic of rocket stage crash

(AP) – The mysterious Mars photo has been solved. A NASA engineer said Friday he’s pretty sure a Curiosity rover camera caught the rocket stage crashing in the distance after it landed in Gale Crater […]

08/10/2012

Mars crater where rover landed looks 'Earth-like'

(AP) – The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists said Wednesday. “The first impression that you […]

08/09/2012

NASA's mohawk guy (video)

A scientist at NASA JPL Laboratories is the newest Internet sensation, thanks in large part to his hair style. Watch the video: Follow Bobak Ferdowski @tweetsoutloud or @marscuriosity Related articles The Curiosity Landing Already Has […]

08/08/2012

NASA mission provides peek of the journey to Mars

(AP) – NASA‘s latest adventure to Mars has given the world more than just glimpses of a new alien landscape. It has opened a window into the trip itself, from video footage of the landing […]

08/07/2012

Mars Mission: What's next

Most of the nail-biting moments are behind NASA scientists now that the Mars rover Curiosity gently touched down on the red planet last night. Next up: the six wheeled geology lab will spend the next […]

08/06/2012

NASA cheers Mars landing, welcomes new photos

(AP) – NASA celebrated the precision landing of a rover on Mars and marveled over the mission’s first photographs Monday – grainy, black-and-white images of Martian gravel, a mountain at sunset and, most exciting of […]

08/06/2012

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