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read the article 'Mars Rover Self-Portrait Shoot Uses Arm Choreography'
December 11, 2012

A self-portrait of the NASA Mars Rover Curiosity stitches together dozens of images by the camera at the end of the rover's arm.
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read the article 'Rover's Second Scoop Discarded, Third Scoop Commanded'
October 15, 2012

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.
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read the article 'Curiosity Preparing for Second Scoop'
October 12, 2012

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.
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read the article 'NASA Hosts Teleconference About Mars Rover Progress'
October 9, 2012

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.
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read the article 'NASA To Televise Mars Curiosity Rover Science Update Sept. 27'
September 26, 2012

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.
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read the article 'JPL To Stream Mars Curiosity Telecon'
September 18, 2012

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.
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read the article 'Rover Leaves Tracks in Morse Code'
August 29, 2012

Morse Code Release
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read the article 'NASA Announces Aug. 27 Mars News Conference'
August 24, 2012

NASA will hold a televised news conference at 2 p.m. PDT (5 p.m.EDT), Monday, Aug. 27, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., about the activities of its Curiosity rover mission on Mars.
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read the article 'NASA To Hold Televised Curiosity Rover Media Briefing Aug. 22'
August 21, 2012

NASA will hold a televised news conference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT) on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., to update media on the progress of its Curiosity rover mission on Mars.
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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Studies Mars Surroundings, Nears Drive'
August 21, 2012

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been investigating the Martian weather around it and the soil beneath it, as its controllers prepare for the car-size vehicle's first drive on Mars.
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read the article 'First Words of Safe Landing on Mars - Tango Delta Nominal'
August 21, 2012

The entry, descent and landing of NASA's new Mars rover was full of unknowns - including when was the right time to declare Curiosity safe and sound on the surface.
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read the article 'NASA To Host Curiosity Rover Teleconference Aug. 17'
August 16, 2012

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10:30 a.m. PDT (1:30 p.m. EDT), Friday, Aug. 17, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
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read the article 'NASA Hosts Teleconference About Curiosity Rover Progess'
August 13, 2012

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
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read the article 'Timeline of Major Mission Events During Curiosity's Landing'
August 9, 2012

The following data were compiled by Curiosity's Entry, Descent and Landing team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. It provides a timeline of critical mission events that occurred on the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (early on Aug. 6 EDT).
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read the article 'What to Expect When Curiosity Starts Snapping Pictures'
August 3, 2012

Unlike a group of tourists just arriving on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover will take a more careful approach to snapping its first images.
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read the article 'Mars Landing Sky Show'
July 29, 2012

Every time NASA lands a rover on Mars--or even makes the attempt--it is cause for celebration. On August 5th, the heavens themselves are aligning to mark the event.
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read the article 'NASA 3-D App Gives Public Ability To Experience Robotic Space Travel'
July 11, 2012

A NASA-created application that brings some of the agency's robotic spacecraft to life in 3-D now is available for free on the iPhone and iPad.
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read the article 'NASA News Conference To Preview August Mars Rover Landing'
July 11, 2012

NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 16, to discuss the upcoming August landing of the most advanced robot ever sent to another world.
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read the article 'Fireworks Over Mars: The Spirit of 76 Pyrotechnics'
July 2, 2012

Seventy-six pyrotechnic devices must fire on time during the descent of Mars Science Laboratory to the Martian surface on August 5.
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read the article '100 Days and Counting to NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Landing'
April 27, 2012

At 10:31 p.m. PDT today, April 27, (1:31 p.m. EDT), NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, carrying the one-ton Curiosity rover, will be within 100 days from its appointment with the Martian surface.
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read the article ''Mount Sharp' On Mars Links Geology's Past And Future'
March 28, 2012

A stack of geological chapters in the history book of Mars has attracted NASA's big new rover and takes an informal name from a geologist with early Mars missions.
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read the article 'Curiosity, The Stunt Double'
February 24, 2012

With a pair of bug-eyes swiveling on a stalk nearly 8 feet off the ground, the 6-wheeled, 1800-lb Mars rover Curiosity doesn't look much like a human being. Yet, right now, the mini-Cooper-sized rover is playing the role of stunt double for NASA astronauts.
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read the article 'Mars-Bound Instrument Detects Solar Burst's Effects'
January 27, 2012

This week's solar storm is giving a NASA Mars-bound spacecraft a chance to gauge how such events would affect radiation exposure of future astronauts flying to Mars.
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Launched:
7:02 a.m. PST, Nov. 26, 2011
(10:02 a.m. EST)

Landed:
10:32 p.m. PDT, Aug. 5, 2012
(1:32 a.m. EDT, Aug. 6, 2012)

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