Tagged: Mars

Helicopter on Mars? Why not!

NASA and JPL are already kicking their Mars 2020 project into high gear. One of the really exciting things about the mission, which is expected to launch in (you guessed it) 2020, is the fact that the Opportunity-like rover is going to launch a helicopter drone. That’s right. A helicopter....

Dare Mighty Things

This is a fantastic video using JPL animation and actual footage, compiled and set to music, showing the entry, descent, and landing of the Curiosity rover. Check it out!  

Rover On Mars!

The Mars Science Laboratory, more generally known as Curiosity, has made a picture perfect touched down on Mars after a harrowing entry and descent. Says NASA Administrator Charles Bolden: “Today, the wheels of Curiosity have begun to blaze the trail for human footprints on Mars. Curiosity, the most sophisticated rover...

Mars or Bust

The new Mars rover, Curiosity (or more technically, the Mars Science Laboratory) will reach the Red Planet around midnight on Sunday, August 5th. As far as landings go, this one will be a doozie. Checkout this NASA video, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher of Star Trek fame), explaining the...

New Mars Rover Launches!

The new Mars rover Curiosity has successfully launched and is now well on its way to the Red Planet. The 9 month journey will (hopefully) conclude in a successful landing and an awesome 2 year (plus) mission to explore the Gale Crater for evidence of microbial life. Here’s the launch....

Google Earth, Google Mars

Yes, I am a Google fanboy (what self-respecting Linux-loving, Microsoft-basher isn’t?), and this just makes me “Oooo” and “Ahhhh” with childlike wonder. The new Google Earth 5.0 features…. wait for it… wait for it… Google Mars! As the video shows, Google Mars even has a mode where it can show...