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This drawing of the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, Curiosity, indicates the location of science instruments and some other tools on the car-size rover.
Diverse Science Payload on Mars Rover Curiosity
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Mawrth Vallis was considered as a landing site for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Mawrth Vallis, a Finalist Not Selected as a Landing Site for Curiosity
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An area inside Holden crater was considered as a landing site for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Holden Crater, a Finalist Not Selected as Landing Site for Curiosity
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An area inside Gale crater was selected as the landing site for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Gale Crater, the Selected Landing Site for Curiosity
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An area inside Eberswalde crater was considered as a landing site for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Eberswalde Crater, a Finalist Not Selected as Landing Site for Curiosity
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This map of Mars shows all of the more than 60 landing sites proposed for the Mars Science Laboratory (red dots) and the four final candidate sites (blue dots).
More Than 60 Sites Considered for Next Mars Rover Landing
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This oblique view of the mound in Gale crater shows several different rock types of interest to the Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Rock Types in Gale Crater
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This oblique view of the mound in Gale Crater shows several different rock types of interest to the Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Rock Types in Gale Crater, Annotated
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This oblique view of the lower mound in Gale crater shows layers of rock that preserve a record of environments on Mars.
Rock Layers in Lower Mound in Gale Crater
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This oblique view of the lower mound in Gale crater on Mars shows an area of top scientific interest for the Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Lower Portion of Mound Inside Gale Crater
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This oblique view of the lower mound in Gale crater on Mars shows an area of top scientific interest for the Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Lower Portion of Mound Inside Gale Crater
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This oblique view of Gale crater shows the landing site and the mound of layered rocks that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will investigate.
Canyons on Mountain Inside Gale Crater
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This oblique, southward-looking view of Gale crater shows the mound of layered rocks that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will investigate. The mission's selected landing site is just north of the mound inside the crater.
Context of Curiosity Landing Site in Gale Crater
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This oblique, southward-looking view of Gale crater shows the landing site and the mound of layered rocks that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will investigate.
Context of Curiosity Landing Site in Gale Crater, with Ellipse
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This computer-generated view based on multiple orbital observations shows Mars' Gale crater as if seen from an aircraft northwest of the crater.
Oblique view of Gale Crater from the Northwest (Unannotated)
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This computer-generated view based on multiple orbital observations shows Mars' Gale crater as if seen from an aircraft northwest of the crater.
Oblique view of Gale Crater from the Northwest
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NASA has selected Gale crater as the landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Gale Crater: Future Home of Mars Rover Curiosity (Unannotated)
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NASA has selected Gale crater as the landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Gale Crater: Future Home of Mars Rover Curiosity
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Technicians, at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, use an overhead crane to move NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, known as Curiosity, to the high bay floor where the instrument mast and science boom will undergo deployment testing.
Deployment Testing
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Technicians at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, put the instrument mast and science boom on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, known as Curiosity, through a series of deployment tests.
Preparing the Mars Rover, Curiosity
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Technicians at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, put the instrument mast and science boom on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, known as Curiosity, through a series of deployment tests.
Deployment Practice
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, known as Curiosity, is being prepared to be moved to a rotation fixture for testing.
Curiosity's Backshell
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians process the heat shield for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL).
Processing the Heat Shield
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Technicians in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida put NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, known as Curiosity, through a series of rotation tests.
Curiosity's Rotation Tests
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians process the backshell for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL).
Preparing the Backshell
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