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Billion-Pixel View From Curiosity at Rocknest
Link to 'How do I Land' page

Take a look at this 1.3-billion-pixel image of the area where Curiosity got its first scoop--Rocknest. Use the interactive viewer at: to discover and explore in detail Curiosity's landing site, first drilling site, and some fun shaped rocks.

Getting to Know SAM This interactive allows users to see how Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars experiment works.   Choose Your Sample Adventure Choose your martian sample adventure and learn about how Curiosity processes soil and atmospheric samples.   Send a Postcard to Curiosity! Send a Postcard to Curiosity!
Link to 'How do I Land' page Follow me through the Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) phases of my Mission.   Link to 'Learn About Me: Curiosity' page My parts are similar to what a human would need to explore Mars (body, brains, eyes, arm, legs, etc.). Check it out though--sometimes they are located in odd places!   Link to the interactive Mars Yard 360 video Get a robot’s-eye-view of the “Mars Yard,” a terrain simulation area at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where rover hardware and software is tested before being sent to the Red Planet.