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2010

Getting Wired for Mars

Getting Wired for Mars - November 23, 2010

Building Curiosity: Engineers test new software for NASA's Mars Curiosity mission.

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 Building Curiosity: Rover Rocks Rocker-Bogie

Building Curiosity: Rover Rocks Rocker-Bogie - September 16, 2010

Curiosity rover is put through its paces. NASA engineers run the Curiosity rover through an obstacle course.

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Teaching Hand-Eye Coordination

Teaching Hand-Eye Coordination - September 3, 2010

Building Curiosity: Engineers give the rover lessons in hand-eye coordination.

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Building Curiosity: Robotic Arm Attached

Building Curiosity: Robotic Arm Attached - August 20, 2010

The latest report from the clean room where Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory) is being built. This week, the robotic arm was attached to the rover.

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First Test Drive For Next Mars Rover

First Test Drive For Next Mars Rover - July 23, 2010

This video shows the first test drive of the next Mars Rover, Curiosity, in a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on July 23, 2010. Engineers in "bunny suits" conducted the test, while proud team members watched from a viewing gallery. Deputy Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada explains the process.

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Curiosity Gets a Head

Curiosity Gets a Head - July 23, 2010

This video clip shows engineers in the JPL clean room where Curosity is getting it's "head."

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Curiosity Spins Its Wheels

Curiosity Spins Its Wheels - July 23, 2010

Engineers just installed six new wheels on the Curiosity rover, and rotated all six wheels at once on July 9, 2010.

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New Wheels

New Wheels - July 7, 2010

Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory install a set of six wheels onto the Curiosity rover, which is destined for Mars in late 2011.

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Testing Curiosity's Parachute - Part 4

Testing Curiosity's Parachute - Part 4 - February 19, 2010

This episode (part 4 of a 4 part series) shows Mars team members having a little fun on April 1, 2010 (April Fool's) at the end of an exhausting parachute test campaign. The team had just completed testing the parachute for the next Mars rover, Curiosity. Curiosity used a similar parachute to successfully land on Mars in August 2012.


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Testing Curiosity's Parachute - Part 3

Testing Curiosity's Parachute - Part 3 - February 19, 2010

This video (part 3 of a 4 part series) shows engineers testing a new parachute in the largest wind tunnel on Earth for the Curiosity rover prior to its launch and landing. Curiosity used a similar parachute to successfully land on Mars in August 2012.


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Testing Curiosity's Parachute - Part 2

Testing Curiosity's Parachute - Part 2 - February 19, 2010

This video (part 2 of a 4 part series) shows engineers testing a new parachute in the largest wind tunnel on Earth for the Curiosity rover. Curiosity used a similar parachute to successfully land on Mars in August 2012.


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Testing Curiosity's Parachute - Part 1

Testing Curiosity's Parachute - Part 1 - February 19, 2010

This video (part 1 of a 4 part series) shows engineers testing a new parachute in the largest wind tunnel on Earth for the Curiosity rover prior to its launch and landing. Curiosity used a similar parachute to successfully land on Mars in August 2012.


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PDF: Transcript (30 Kb)

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