NASA's Mission To Mars
It’s been six weeks since NASA dropped its $2 billion rover, Curiosity, on the surface of the Red Planet. After a thorough exam to make sure its instruments survived the journey, NASA’s scientists are preparing Curiosity for its long drive to Mount Sharp, a mountain scientists say will reveal Mars’ history and signs of former life. We discuss the rover’s potential, progress and perils with the mission’s lead scientist.
Photo Gallery: Images From The Mars Mission
All photos courtesy NASA Mars Science Laboratory.
NASA Videos: Curiosity Lands On Mars
A behind the scenes look at the tension, anticipation and exhilaration experienced by scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., during the Curiosity rover's harrowing descent through the Martian atmosphere, known as "Seven Minutes of Terror."
From inside NASA Mission Control, footage of NASA landing a car-sized rover beside a Martian mountain.