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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity makes it to Martian mountain

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity makes it to Martian mountain

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 11 (UPI) --After more than two years on the surface of Mars, the rover Curiosity makes it to its goal of Mount Sharp.
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Curiosity rover escapes hidden Mars sand trap

Curiosity rover escapes hidden Mars sand trap

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Slick sands in Mars' Hidden Valley have delayed the Mars rover Curiosity's planned ascent of a nearby mountain.
Brooks Hays
Mars to get newer, more high-tech rover in 2020

Mars to get newer, more high-tech rover in 2020

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --NASA announced the instruments that will be included on the payload of the next Mars rover at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Brooks Hays
Mars rover captures off-Earth travel distance record

Mars rover captures off-Earth travel distance record

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --NASA's other Mars rover, Opportunity, has injected itself back into the headlines, grabbing its own world record -- longest off-Earth driving distance.
Brooks Hays
Curiosity rover celebrates a year on Mars

Curiosity rover celebrates a year on Mars

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --NASA celebrated Curiosity's one-year anniversary -- one Martian year, that is -- with a selfie and a video.
Brooks Hays
Space group suggests firing missiles at Mars to find alien life

Space group suggests firing missiles at Mars to find alien life

BEVERLY, Mass., May 7 (UPI) -- To find Martian life, one group wants a more aggressive strategy: launch missiles at the planet to break up the upper crust and bore deep into the subsurface.
Brooks Hays
White House proposes $17.5B NASA budget for 2015

White House proposes $17.5B NASA budget for 2015

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- NASA other science agency budgets stay mostly flat in Obama's 2015 budget proposal.
Brooks Hays
Mars rover successfully negotiates risky move over sand dune

Mars rover successfully negotiates risky move over sand dune

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Mars rover Curiosity successfully negotiated its way across the largest sand dune it has encountered, NASA said.
Rover on Mars snaps photo of Earth, shining like an 'evening star'

Rover on Mars snaps photo of Earth, shining like an 'evening star'

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- NASA says its Curiosity Mars rover has captured an image of Earth shining as the brightest point in the martian sky like an "evening star."
Curiosity takes its first photo of Earth from Mars surface

Curiosity takes its first photo of Earth from Mars surface

PASADENAFeb. 7 (UPI) -- NASA's Curiosity rover takes its first photo of Earth from the surface of Mars, appearing along with the moon as a "bright evening star."
Kristen Butler
Russia proposes water-hunting instrument for future Mars rover

Russia proposes water-hunting instrument for future Mars rover

MOSCOW, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Russian scientists have proposed an instrument for an upcoming NASA Mars rover to search for underground water that could support life on the Red Planet.
NASA will attempt to drive Curiosity rover over 3-foot dune

NASA will attempt to drive Curiosity rover over 3-foot dune

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Curiosity Mars rover will attempt to travel over a sandy dune standing in its way, to avoid other paths that could potentially damage its wheels.
Ananth Baliga
Scientist sues NASA for failure to investigate life on Mars

Scientist sues NASA for failure to investigate life on Mars

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- California scientist sues NASA for failing to investigate possible life on Mars, claiming a viral photo of a "jelly donut" rock actually shows fungus.
Ananth Baliga
NASA looking for smoother route for Mars rover travels

NASA looking for smoother route for Mars rover travels

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Controllers of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity say they are considering a smoother path across a small sand dune to reach a favorable route to science destinations.
Mars rover Curiosity gets software upgrade, improved capabilities

Mars rover Curiosity gets software upgrade, improved capabilities

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars rover Curiosity has had a technology "tuneup," a software upgrade that will advance the rover's capabilities.
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NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this panoramic camera image on sol 86 (March 31, 2004) before driving 36 meters (118 feet) on sol 87 toward its future destination, the Columbia Hills. This is probably the last panoramic camera image that Spirit will take from the high rim of "Bonneville" crater, and provides an excellent view of the ejecta-covered path the rover has journeyed thus far. The lander can be seen toward the upper right of the frame and is approximately 321 meters (1060 feet) away from Spirit’s current location. The large hill on the horizon is Grissom Hill. The Colombia Hills, located to the left, are not visible in this image. (UPI Photo/NASA)
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A Mars rover is an automated motor vehicle which propels itself across the surface of the planet Mars after landing.

Rovers have several advantages over stationary landers: they examine more territory, they can be directed to interesting features, they can place themselves in sunny positions to weather winter months and they can advance the knowledge of how to perform very remote robotic vehicle control.

There have been three successful Mars rovers, all of which were robotically operated. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory managed the Mars Pathfinder mission with its Sojourner rover and currently manages the Mars Exploration Rover Mission with its two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, for NASA’s Office of Space Science, Washington, DC. (There have also been two successful non-Martian robotic rovers: in the 1970s the USSR sent two Lunokhod rovers to the Moon.)

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mars rover."
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