Tuesday, November 22, 2011

10 Amazing Things NASA's Huge Mars Rover Can Do

10 Amazing Things NASA's Huge Mars Rover Can Do | NASA, Mars Science Laboratory & Curiosity Rover | Mars & Mars Exploration | Space.com:

"NASA is getting set to launch its next Mars rover this week, a 1-ton robotic beast that will take planetary exploration to the next level.

The car-size Curiosity rover is the centerpiece of NASA's $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, slated to blast off Saturday (Nov. 26) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Curiosity's main goal is to assess whether the Red Planet is, or ever was, capable of supporting microbial life."