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read the article 'Five Things About NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover'
September 16, 2010

Mars Science Laboratory, aka Curiosity, is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term program of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. The mission is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in late 2011, and arrive at an intriguing region of Mars in August 2012.
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read the article 'Opportunity Rover Reaches Halfway Point of Long Trek'
September 8, 2010

During a long drive on Labor Day, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity reached the estimated halfway point of its journey from Victoria Crater to Endeavour Crater.
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read the article 'Next Mars Rover Stretches Robotic Arm'
September 7, 2010

Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover that will be on Mars two years from now, has been flexing the robotic arm that spacecraft workers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory attached to the rover body in August 2010.
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read the article 'History-Making Mars Mission Launched 35 Years Ago'
August 20, 2010

Thrust from a Titan 3/Centaur rocket launched NASA's Viking 1 spacecraft on a 505-million-mile journey to Mars on Aug. 20, 1975. Viking 2 followed three weeks later.
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read the article 'Hundreds of New Views from Telescope Orbiting Mars'
August 4, 2010

The most powerful telescopic camera ever to orbit Mars reveals a fresh crater, an ice mound, climate-recording layers and many other views in 314 newly released observations.
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read the article 'Curiosity Rover Grows by Leaps and Bounds'
July 23, 2010

Talk about a growth-spurt. In one week, Curiosity grew by approximately 1 meter (3.5 feet) when spacecraft technicians and engineers attached the rover’s neck and head (called the Remote Sensing Mast) to its body.
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read the article 'Curiosity Spins Its Wheels'
July 13, 2010

The wheels that will touch down on Mars in 2012 are several rotations closer to spinning on the rocky trails of Mars.
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read the article 'We’ve Got Wheels!'
July 7, 2010

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.
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read the article 'We’ve Got Wheels!'
July 7, 2010

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.
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read the article 'Strange Martian Spirals Explained'
June 16, 2010

Almost 40 years ago, NASA's Mariner 9 spacecraft relayed to Earth the first video images of Mars' northern polar ice cap, revealing a strange pattern of spiral swirls that has puzzled scientists ever since. Using new data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), researchers have finally uncovered the secrets of the troughs that snake through the ice cap like a spiraled maze.
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read the article 'Mars Image Takes Earth Photo Event to a New World'
May 6, 2010

When some Mars explorers learned of plans for a worldwide photography event combining shots taken from thousands of different locations on May 2, 2010, they figured, "Why just one world?"
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read the article 'Retracing a Rover's Steps out of Victoria Crater'
May 3, 2010

This movie shows the wheel tracks left by the Opportunity rover as it climbed uphill out of Victoria crater.
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read the article 'Mars Rover Sees Distant Crater Rims on Horizon'
April 30, 2010

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has captured a new view of the rim of Endeavour crater, the rover's destination in a multi-year traverse along the sandy Martian landscape. A portion of the rim about 13 kilometers (8 miles) away appears on the horizon at the left edge of the image.
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read the article 'Helicopter Helps Test Radar for 2012 Mars Landing'
April 13, 2010

This spring, engineers are testing a radar system that will serve during the next landing on Mars.
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read the article 'San Diego Team Delivers Camera for Next Mars Rover'
April 6, 2010

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.
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read the article 'Spirit's Journey to the Center of Mars'
February 24, 2010

Mars rover Spirit has tenaciously swept, scraped, and squeezed secrets from the forbidding surface of Mars for 6 years. If Spirit can make it through to spring, the feisty robot will prove it's still in the game--by solving the mysteries of the Martian core.
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read the article 'Roving to the Beat of Their Own Drum'
February 22, 2010

While the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity do not carry a microphone, these audio excerpts represent the journeys the Mars rovers have made while driving across the plains, mountains and craters of Mars during the last six years.
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read the article 'Last Chance to Enter Kids' Science Challenge!'
February 17, 2010

Design a Sport for Mars and Win a Trip to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Kids Science Challenge, with support from NASA's Imagine Mars Project, is asking students in grades 3 through 6 to consider what sports might be played by members of the first martian community.
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read the article 'Enhanced 3D Model of Mars Crater Edge Shows Ups and Downs'
February 17, 2010

A dramatic 3D Mars view based on terrain modeling from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter data shows "highs and lows" of Mojave Crater.
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read the article 'Engineers Flex Curiosity's Robotic Arm and Tools'
February 11, 2010

Engineers just completed the first end-to-end test for Curiosity's robotic arm and sampling tools, "flexing" the arm to see if it plays "nice" with the rest of the system.
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read the article 'Curriculum Vitae- Spirit, Mars Exploration Rover A'
January 26, 2010

Name: Spirit, Mars Exploration Rover A
Address: "Troy," 14.6 degrees South, 175.5 degrees East, Gusev Crater, Mars, 4th Rock from the Sun
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read the article 'Spirit Switches to Backward Drives'
January 20, 2010

The rover team has begun driving Spirit backward as next technique for attempting to extricate the rover from the sand trap where it is embedded.
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read the article 'Just a Few More Approaches to Try for Extrication'
January 13, 2010

The list of remaining maneuvers being considered for extricating Spirit is becoming shorter.
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