Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology
August 02, 2012 02:06 PM NASA's high-flying science lab is on a long-term mission to assess the habitability of Mars with tools that include a drill, scoop, camera, and on-board testing.
Curiosity Nears the Red Planet
NASA's Mars Science Lab approaches Mars in this artist's rendering. This scene occurs after the cruise stage has been discarded and about 10 minutes before the spacecraft enters Mars' atmosphere. Curiosity isn't visible because it's tucked inside the aeroshell.