A Sense Of Curiosity
Celebrating the safe landing of the latest Mars rover and an up-close look at Curiosity...
Rendering of Curiosity and "Sky-Crane." Photo Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech.
Tyrone with Curiosity in 2010. Photo Courtesy of the Kids' Science Challenge.
Mars Surface, Photo Courtesy of NASA.
What's most exciting to us, is in 2010, our Kid's Science Challenge winner Tyrone Hutchinson invented a new sport to play on Mars called "Magnetic Soil Ball". As part of the grand prize, we took him to meet the folks of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he saw Curiosity up close and personal roughly a year before its launch. Before visiting the rover, Tyrone donned a "bunny suit" (see photo) to keep from contaminating the rover which was kept in NASA JPL's cleanroom.
To learn more about Curiosity's progress and see the most recent photographs of the martian surface, visit: mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl