mars rover

  • NASA shows off the design for its Mars 2020 rover

    NASA shows off the design for its Mars 2020 rover

    The rover NASA plans to send to Mars in 2020 is taking shape, and today its near-final design was revealed, along with details on several of its cool new instruments. The computer-generated image of all the rover’s components is too cool to be missed. Read More

  • The 5 Best Answers From The Mars Curiosity Rover Team’s Reddit AMA

    The 5 Best Answers From The Mars Curiosity Rover Team’s Reddit AMA

    A group of engineers from the Mars Curiosity Rover mission answered questions in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session today. In addition to questions about the mission and Mars, the Curiosity Rover team responded to numerous comments about how to intern or work at NASA and what the process is like, but did not respond to several questions about SpaceX, Elon Musk’s privatized space… Read More

  • Mars Rover Mars Rover, it's over it's over


    It’s times like this I wish we really did just have the rovers on a sound stage or somewhere in the desert. Unfortunately, we really did fire a freaking rocket, loaded with robots, into space, which rendezvoused with another planet, then disgorged said robots for a perfect landing, after which time the robots ran perfectly well for four years now, advancing our knowledge of the red… Read More