Valles Marineris: The Grand Canyon of Mars
Credit: Viking Project, USGS, NASA
Three Generations of NASA’s Mars Rovers in the Mars Yard
This grouping shows 3 generations of NASA’s Mars rovers from 1997 to 2012 set inside the Mars Yard at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif.
- The Mars Pathfinder Project (front) landed the first Mars rover - Sojourner - in 1997.
- The Mars Exploration Rover Project (left) landed Spirit and Opportunity on Mars in 2004.
- The Mars Science Laboratory Project (right) is on course to land Curiosity on Mars in August 2012.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/92832/3-generations-of-nasas-mars-rovers/#ixzz22unjf5EI
Sometimes I feel like Charlie, minus the genius. Everybody thinks I have all the answers and solutions. And expect me to fulfill my potential. I feel like I’m always doing less than I should.
Sometimes I feel like Don, minus the toughness. Everybody thinks I don’t need any help, ever. And expect me to do everything without complain. I feel like I’m always failing and missing something.
Sometimes I feel like both…
But today I was Larry… in Mars! And it reminds me how small we are in the Universe, and yet we can do great things.
I’ll never know everything and I’ll always miss something. But I’ll keep trying!
Thanks, Curiosity! God bless us all.
First high-res image from Curiosity!
Congrats to all the men and women of NASA for a successful landing on Mars.
Next Mars Rover in Action-Animation (by JPLnews)
A narrated play-by-play of Curiosity’s entry, descent, and landing on Mars!
Phoning Home: Communicating from Mars (by JPLnews)
How will we know if Curiosity has landed safely on the surface of Mars?