1 year ago: JPL control room celebrating the successfull landing of Curiosity in Gale Crater.
by Joe Gillin
I had the opportunity to attend the First anniversary celebration for the Curiosity landing on Mars on Tuesday at NASA HQ in Washington, DC. It was exciting to be there and watch a panel of NASA officials, Curiosity mission [...]
Image credit: NASA/JPL /MSSS
Curiosity took this image of both Mars’ moons in one image on Sol 351 (August 1st, 2013).
Both Phobos and Deimos, the Martian Moons were in the sky over her head.
This is a raw image. Phobos is the moon that appears larger in the image; Deimos is the smaller object. With a mean [...]
August 6, Tuesday
10:45 a.m. – Curiosity: First Year on Mars – JPL (All NASA TV Channels)
12 p.m. – “Curiosity’s First Year on Mars: The Path to Future Robotic and Human Exploration” (ISS Expedition 36 In-Flight Event with Karen Nyberg and Chris Cassidy to mark the anniversary scheduled at 1 p.m.) – HQ/JSC (All [...]
Last week we heard that Curiosity found signs of environmental conditions that were favorable for microbial life in the past. Additional findings presented today (March 18) at a news briefing at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, suggest those conditions extended beyond the site of the drilling. Using infrared-imaging capability of [...]
The next Curiosity briefing will come life to us from the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas. It will be webcasted on ustream at Mars 18, 1 pm EDT. (17:00 UT)
If you want to meet the scientists briefing us in a more personal way, visit for Mariek Schmidt her pinterest page, where she [...]