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Aug 27, 2012

Stormy Weather Prompts Saturday Scrub of NASA Radiation Mission Launch

NASA radiation mission awaits third launch attempt. Photo: NASA- TV. Efforts to launch NASA's twin Radiation Belt Storm Probe mission spacecraft....More
Aug 25, 2012

Curiosity -- Pictured on Descent to Mars

The team trying to co-ordinate NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft reckoned there was a roughly 60% chance of snapping Curiosity on its way....More
Aug 24, 2012

Radition Belt Storm Probe Mission Scrubbed by Range Tracking Issue

United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 lift off scrubbed by on board C-band beacon problem. Photo Credit: NASA TV NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe twin....More
Aug 23, 2012

Curiosity Photo and Video

The photo is from Curiosity's first test drive: Forward 3 meters, 90º turn, then back. Credit: NASA The video was made from still images Curiosity....More
Aug 22, 2012

Photo: Curiosity's Arm (from Mars)

Not much more to say beyond 'awesome photo.' Credit: NASA....More
Aug 13, 2012

Curiosity's Brain Transplant

As part of the preparations to start science missions and driving on the surface of Mars, the Curiosity team is busy uploading new software to the....More
Aug 09, 2012

A Flight through the Universe

Almost two years ago I wrote a review of the book A Grand and Bold Thing about the Sloan Digital Sky Survey....More
Aug 09, 2012

Mountain on Mars -- a 'Curious' New Perspective

When the first images from Curiosity arrived from Mars last night, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission scientists were surprised at the....More
Aug 08, 2012

Martian Debris Field

Images from MRO’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera show the Curiosity on the surface surrounded by the remnants of the....More
Aug 06, 2012

Curiosity - first photos of the crater rim

As the press conference finished around 1am Pacific time, Odyssey was starting to relay more imagery back from Curiosity. Although raw and far from....More
Aug 06, 2012

Curiosity on Mars - what happens next?

MSL project scientist John Grotzinger says NASA is in no hurry to race across the surface of Mars in its newly landed rover. “We just want to check....More
Aug 06, 2012

Mars - first update on landing

Adam Steltzner, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory entry, descent and landing phase lead says the data from the landing looked good. “In short it looked....More
Aug 06, 2012

Touchdown! Miracle on Mars

At 10.32 Pacific – about a minute after schedule – the Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity, successfully landed in the Gale Crater on Mars....More
Aug 06, 2012

Open Channel

Pasadena, Calif. – Controllers have been able to turn the Mars Odyssey orbiter to face the landing site where NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory will....More
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