10.25.12 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the mission's 78th sol (Oct. 24, 2012) to view soil material on the rover's observation tray.
10.22.12 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shook a scoopful of dusty sand inside its sample-handling mechanism on Sol 75 (Oct. 21, 2012) as the third scrubbing of interior surfaces of the mechanism.
10.18.12 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has ingested its first solid sample into an analytical instrument inside the rover, a capability at the core of the two-year mission.
10.16.12 - NASA will host a media teleconference at noon PDT (3 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Oct. 18, about the latest status of the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars.
10.04.12 - NASA's Curiosity rover is in a position on Mars where scientists and engineers can begin preparing the rover to take its first scoop of soil for analysis.
10.15.12 - Commands will be sent to Curiosity today instructing the rover to collect a third scoop of soil from the "Rocknest" site of windblown Martian sand and dust.
10.12.12 - On Sol 65 (Oct. 11, 2012) of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completed several activities in preparation for collecting its second scoop of soil.
10.11.12 - The first Martian rock NASA's Curiosity rover has reached out to touch presents a more varied composition than expected from previous missions.
10.10.12 - The team operating Curiosity decided on Oct. 9, 2012, to proceed with using the rover's first scoop of Martian material.
10.09.12 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Oct. 11, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
10.03.12 - NASA's Curiosity Mars rover checked in on Mars Wednesday using the mobile application Foursquare.
10.02.12 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Oct. 4, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
09.28.12 - The mission team for NASA's long-lived Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity will be awarded the Haley Space Flight Award.
09.27.12 - NASA's Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is driving.
09.26.12 - NASA will host a news conference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Sept. 27, to present science findings from the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
09.25.12 - MPPG explored many options and alternatives for creating a meaningful collaboration between science and human exploration of Mars, while leveraging and focusing technology investments towards a common goal. The MPPG finds that sample return architectures provide a promising intersection of objectives and integrated strategy for long term SMD/HEOMD/STP collaboration.
09.24.12 - NASA's rover Curiosity touched a Martian rock with its robotic arm for the first time on Sept. 22, assessing what chemical elements are in the rock called "Jake Matijevic."
09.19.12 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has driven up to a football-size rock that will be the first for the rover's arm to examine.
09.10.12 - The camera at the end of the robotic arm on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity spent a busy weekend taking photos from several arm positions.
09.18.12 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 19), to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.