Curiosity Rover – Mission to Mars Project
February 12, 2013 | PBS
This nine-minute video from PBS provides a nice summary of the Mars Curiosity Rover project and Adam Steltzner, the lead landing engineer.
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Curiosity Confirms First Mars Drill Sample
February 24, 2013 | NASA
"NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet. No rover has ever drilled into a rock beyond Earth and collected a sample from its interior." Quoted from the NASA press release.
Mars Was Habitable
March 12, 2013 | NASA
"An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon -- some of the key chemical ingredients for life -- in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater on the Red Planet last month." Quoted from the NASA press release.