Showing Archived Posts

U.S. Martian Rover Nearing First Major Drive

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The Mars rover Curiosity will undergo a final round of mechanical checks Thursday before making its first lengthy drive across the surface of the Red Planet. Engineers with the U.S. space agency NASA have kept Curiosity parked in one spot for the past week while testing its sophisticated instruments, including a high-resolution camera and a […]

Tags: , , Posted in US

Mars Rover Drives on Red Planet

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The U.S. Mars rover Curiosity has successfully competed its first drive on the Red Planet. NASA engineer Matt Heverly said the rover drove 4.5 meters Wednesday, rotated and backed up 2.5 meters. He said the drive confirmed that the soil on the planet is firm. Pictures from the Mars rover showed tire tracks made during […]

Tags: , , , Posted in US

NASA Rover Ready for Drive on Mars

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The U.S. Mars rover Curiosity is set to go for its first drive. NASA says it will tell the car-sized robotic vehicle to drive forward three meters on Wednesday, before turning around and driving back to the site where it landed earlier this month. The U.S. space agency moved four of Curiosity’s six wheels on […]

Tags: , Posted in US

US Shows First Color Mars Crater Photo

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The U.S. space rover Curiosity has beamed to Earth its first color photo of the Martian landscape, a reddish-brown scene from the floor of a crater. The U.S. space agency NASA said Tuesday the photo shows the north wall and rim of Gale Crater in the distance. The photo, which can be seen at http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/674083main_PIA15691-full_full.jpg, […]

Tags: , , , Posted in US

US Shows First Color Mars Crater Photo

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The U.S. space rover Curiosity has beamed to Earth its first color photo of the Martian landscape, a reddish-brown scene from the floor of a crater. The U.S. space agency NASA said Tuesday the photo shows the north wall and rim of Gale Crater in the distance. The photo was shot using a camera packed […]

Tags: , Posted in US

NASA Rover Begins Journey to Mars

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The U.S. space agency has launched the newest of its Mars rovers on a two-year mission to find places where life may have existed on the red planet. NASA’s $2.5-billion Mars Science Laboratory, known as Curiosity, took off Saturday from Cape Canaveral, Florida on an unmanned rocket. The size of a car, the rover has […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in US

NASA Rover Begins Journey to Mars

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The U.S. space agency has launched the newest of its Mars rovers on a two-year mission to find places where life may have existed on the red planet. NASA’s $2.5-billion Mars Science Laboratory, known as Curiosity, took off Saturday from Cape Canaveral, Florida on an unmanned rocket. The size of a car, the rover has […]

Tags: , , Posted in US

NASA Rover to Begin Journey to Mars

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The U.S. space agency is set to launch the newest of its Mars rovers Saturday on a two-year mission to find places where life may have existed on the red planet. NASA’s $2.5-billion Mars Science Laboratory, known as Curiosity, is to be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on an unmanned rocket. The size of a […]

Tags: , , Posted in US

Previous Trips to Mars

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The United States’ Mariner 4 probe was launched in 1964 and took the first ever close-up images of the Mars’ surface. A few years later the then Soviet Union launched a series of modules that orbited Mars. In 1975, the United States launched the Viking probes, which both landed on Mars’ surface and transmitted color […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in US

Calendar

December 2019
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Archives

Categories