NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Report — July 11, 2013
A NASA Mars Curiosity rover team member gives an update on developments and status of the planetary exploration mission. The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft delivered Curiosity to its target area on Mars at 1:31:45 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012 which includes the 13.8 minutes needed for confirmation of the touchdown to be radioed to Earth at the speed of light. The rover will conduct a nearly two-year prime mission to investigate whether the Gale Crater region of Mars ever offered conditions favorable for microbial life.
Curiosity carries 10 science instruments with a total mass 15 times as large as the science payloads on NASA’s Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Some of the tools, such as a laser-firing instrument for checking rocks’ elemental composition from a distance, are the first of their kind on Mars. Curiosity will use a drill and scoop, which are located at the end of its robotic arm, to gather soil and powdered samples of rock interiors, then sieve and parcel out these samples into the rover’s analytical laboratory instruments.
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Amazing application of engineering to further scientific objectives! Who could 'Dislike' that, and Why?
Please upload more video updates. Even of rocks anything Martin is interesting.
how many months and it hasn't even gone 1 km? sounds like it could have used some bigger wheels
wouldnt it suck if something happened and curiousity got flipped on its back
come on the guy wasen't that boring…Ha!
Aliens can be a real danger to our planet. Remember that.
Please, we want more curiosity report!
We are real danger to our planet… and you don't seem preoccupied.