07.13.10 - The wheels that will touch down on Mars in 2012 are several rotations closer to spinning on the rocky trails of Mars.
07.07.10 - Six of them! And these wheels aren’t meant for the concrete roadways, bustling freeways, or sleepy highways—they’re destined for off-roading on Mars.
07.01.10 - A new set of spiffy wheels is now affixed to NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. Engineers added the wheels and suspension system this week, during preparations for a planned launch in late 2011.
06.28.10 - NASA's Curiosity rover, coming together for a late 2011 launch to Mars, has a newly installed component: a key onboard X-ray instrument for helping the mission achieve its goals.
06.11.10 - NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently provided logistics and range support for a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory team that tested a landing radar system for the next Mars rover mission adjacent to Dryden's Edwards Air Force Base facilities.› View Video | › More on Mars Science Laboratory →
05.20.10 - For optimal communications during arrival at Mars, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity, will launch after Thanksgiving 2011 and land on Mars in August 2012.
04.13.10 - This spring, engineers are testing a radar system that will serve during the next landing on Mars.
04.06.10 - JPL has received the two cameras for the Mast Camera instrument, the science-imaging workhorse of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, to be launched next year.
02.25.10 - Fill in your information and your name will be included with others on a microchip on the Mars Science Laboratory rover heading to Mars in 2011!
07.10.09 - Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, has finished building and testing the heat shield for protecting the Curiosity rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory project.
06.08.09 - Twelve-year-old Clara Ma flew from Kansas to JPL to meet and sign the next rover that will zoom millions of miles to Mars.
05.27.09 - NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, scheduled for launch in 2011, has a new name thanks to a sixth-grade student from Kansas.
05.27.09 - This is the essay submitted by the winner of the Mars Science Laboratory naming contest.
05.07.09 - NASA released an interactive, 3-D photographic collection of the International Space Station and a model of the next Mars rover.
04.14.09 - The parachute for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory passed flight-qualification testing in March and April 2009 inside the world's largest wind tunnel, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
03.18.09 - NASA will post online nine names that are finalists for the agency's Mars Science Laboratory mission and invite the public to vote for its favorite.
02.23.09 - Join us for a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes to see engineers and technicians as they work on the Mars Science Laboratory, which is scheduled to launch in 2011.
01.16.09 - NASA is issuing a last call to the nation's youth for entries in a contest to name the agency's next Mars rover.
12.04.08 - NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will launch two years later than previously planned, in the fall of 2011.
11.19.08 - Four intriguing places on Mars have risen to the final round as NASA selects a landing site for its next Mars mission, the Mars Science Laboratory.