An Inside Look at the Mars Curiosity Rover

  • Share
  • Read Later

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission set down a large mobile laboratory, the rover Curiosity, using precision-landing technology that makes many of Mars’ most intriguing regions viable destinations for the first time. During the 23 months after landing, Curiosity will analyze dozens of samples drilled from rocks or scooped from the ground as it explores with greater range than any previous Mars rover.

MOREHappy Birthday Curiosity! A Year on Mars — and Counting
COVER STORY: What the Curiosity Rover Can Teach us about Mars — and Earth
PHOTOS: Martian Vistas: A Look at Curiosity Rover’s New Home

More Photography from Time

15 comments
KurtDrennenMirtsching
KurtDrennenMirtsching

I'm talking about slide #9: "The fairing-acoustic-protection system lines the inside of the Atlas V payload fairing (the outer shell that will sit atop the rocket) ....."  

What....?  Atlas V? Wasn't that Apollo in the 70's? "Fairing acoustic protection?" 

The image looks like it came from a movie set...

Of course, I'm just a layman, a pizza maker....

john
john

what Barbara

answered I'm shocked that a mother able to make $9651 in one month on

the internet. did you see this page

http://LazyCash49.com

kumaran
kumaran

my friend's sister-in-law brought in $20208 the prior month. she been working on the laptop and moved in a $358000 home. All she did was get lucky and work up the clues shown on this website 

http://www.lazycash49.com

brooklin352
brooklin352

my

classmate's step-mother got paid $18606 past week. she gets paid on the

computer and moved in a $461400 home. All she did was get blessed and

make use of the information made clear on this web site http://LazyCash49.com

fix101
fix101

The Curiosity Rover Landing Mission Mars FIX University @ newsRus.com / London 2012 

fix101
fix101

FIX University @  newsRus.com wishes everyone a happy martian celebration from ou observatory here on campus in Cali, Columbia

kumaran
kumaran

just as Jean explained I'm dazzled that a single mom can get paid $6856 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you read this webpage http://www.lazycash49.com

LK312
LK312

Well done, Howard Wolowitz!

(Bazinga!)

Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards

Disappointed after that headline. Was hoping for a cut-away diagram at least.