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NASA Team Diaries for Rover Curiosity and Mars


 

The NASA Curiosity Team is keeping a Diary via their Blog Pages for Curiosity. Here you will find a summary and introduction to each blog post, as well as Press Releases from NASA's What's New Page. Read through all the blogs, or pick and choose topics of interest to you. The Homeschool Learning Network will update this page as new blog posts become available!


 

 

 

Landing Site Bingo


Aug 09, 2012
By Jeffrey Marlow

The Mars Science Laboratory science team tries to pin the tail on the landing site...

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Message from Captain Suni Williams


Aug 07, 2012
By Fernando Abilleira

I just got a message from Captain Suni Williams, commander of Expedition 32 and currently orbiting Earth in the International Space Station (ISS)...

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Changing Of The Guard


Aug 06, 2012
By Jeffrey Marlow

At 12:20 a.m., after a jubilant press conference had been dismissed, after Will.i.am and Morgan Freeman had retreated to Hollywood, and after the pop-up gift shops had stopped selling Mars Science Lab...

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An Intern's Perspective


Aug 05, 2012
By Joseph Anz

These are very exciting times, especially being an intern with the Mars Public Engagement Team at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Why you may ask?

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Why Everyone is After the Elusive "All Access" Badge


Aug 05, 2012
By Jeffrey Marlow

"Where will you be watching Curiosity's landing?" That's the question floating around Pasadena today, in hotel lobbies and coffee shops, as an estimated 15,000 people have descended...

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Measured in Hours


Aug 05, 2012
By Jeff Norris

I was working late last night helping to put the finishing touches on the many ways that we're sharing tonight's landing with the world, but I did pause for a moment as the countdown clock on my screen raced past the one day mark...

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Count Down to Landing


Aug 04, 2012
By Be A Martian

One day away from landing, and the countdown is almost over. The mission team preps for landing night...

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Where to Draw the Lines? A Mapping Project


Aug 03, 2012
By Jeffrey Marlow

As Curiosity hurtles toward its landing site at Gale Crater, the Entry, Descent, and Landing team has taken center stage...

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The Pre-landing Frenzy


Aug 02, 2012
By Jeffrey Marlow

The pre-landing frenzy is in full force down on the JPL mall, where countdown clocks tick away and a fountain provides dramatic percussion, like a constant Mission Impossible soundtrack...

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Breathing Deeply


Jul 31, 2012
By Robert Manning

We just passed a major milestone! We sent the commands to the rover to get the sequence started up. If we did nothing else the rover would probably land ok even now. We keep knocking on wood, everything is going so well...

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Onward to Mars!


Jul 31, 2012
By Jordan Evans

It's 4 days until landing. As I drove in to work this morning, I was thinking about the many things that we've fixed on the Mars Science Laboratory over the past 6 years...

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