Tag: Curiosity

Curiosity – Tech Specs

NASA’s Curiosity, which will explore Mars for the next two years, is quite a versatile, car-size, vehicle. Here is what it looks like and what tools it carries with it for it’s research and exploration purposes: Dimensions & weight Length: 10 feet (3 meters) Width: 9 feet (2.7 meters) Height: 7 feet (2.2 meters) Mass: 1,982 pounds (899 kilograms) Tech… Read more →

NASA’s Mars Rover Landed – 7 Minutes of Terror

Yesterday NASA’s new Mars Rover touched down on the surface of Mars. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to follow the live events unfold, but was really amazed how they landed the Mars Rover on the surface of Mars. An incredible sequence of events that had to go just right, without any room for error. Especially the skycrane maneuver is very impressive:… Read more →