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The Best Sites For Learning About The Mars Rover Curiosity

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(UPDATE: The Curiosity landed on August 5, 2012. Many updated resources can be found further down in this list).

NASA is preparing to launch the Mars Rover Curiosity tomorrow.

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Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The Mars Rover Curiosity:

Mars Science Laboratory – interactive is from The Guardian.

Meet Curiosity, NASA’s New $2.5 Billion Mars Rover is from The Atlantic.

Here’s an animation from NASA:

NASA Prepares to Launch Curiosity is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

Mars Rover Curiosity: The Red Planet’s Next Explorer is a slideshow from Fox News.

Wheels on Mars: New Curiosity Rover Has Big Tracks to Fill is from MSNBC.

Photo Gallery: Last Look at Mars Rover Curiosity Before Launch is from Space.com.

Here’s a CBS New video:

Here’s a video from CNN:

Interactive: Explore the surface of Mars is from The Mother Nature Network.

Drive the Mars Rovers is an interactive from NASA.

Timeline of Mars Exploration, from 1960 to 2011 [Interactive] is from Scientific American.

Mars Map is from Scientific American.

Giant Mars rover blasts off is from CNN.

Here’s a video from NASA they call Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror:

Precision Landing on Mars is a New York Times graphic.

NASA Mars Mission is an interactive from The Associated Press.

Curiosity: NASA’s mars rover should land Sunday is an infographic from The Orange County Register.

Here’s NASA’s official site for the Rover.

Here’s a video on the Rover narrated by William Shatner:

Curiosity Just Days Away From Mars is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

Here’s an infographic from Popular Science.

The Discovery Channel has a number of resources.

NASA’s Mars Curiosity: 11 things you may not know is a Washington Post slideshow.

Robots and Rovers and Mars Revisited is a PBS slideshow.

Curiosity Lands on Mars: Know What You’re Watching When You’re Watching ’7 Minutes of Terror’ is from The Atlantic.

Nasa’s ‘untried’ technology to land Curiosity on Mars is from The BBC.

Here’s a good interactive from The Los Angeles Times.

Curiosity Rover Lands Safely on Mars is from The New York Times.

All Mars photos will be shown on this NASA site.

The First Available High-Res Image from the Curiosity Rover on Mars is from The Atlantic.

Curiosity’s Chances? Most Mars Missions Crash, Burn or Disappear is from Wired.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Lands Safely on Mars is from Wired.

Mars exploration since 1964, from first flyby to Curiosity – interactive is from The Guardian.

Curiosity’s mission to Mars are two interactive infographics from The Washington Post.

Source: wired.com via Larry on Pinterest

A NASA satellite orbiting Mars snapped this picture of Curiosity landing on Mars.

Robotic Explorer is a Wall Street Journal interactive.

Curiosity Touches Down on Mars are photos from The New York Times.

Rover Curiosity Lands on Mars is a slideshow from The New York Times.

Going To Mars is a Wall Street Journal interactive.

The Curiosity Mars rover – in detail is an interactive from The Guardian.

One Year on Mars: The Curiosity Rover is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

Mars Curiosity Rover Tracker is a neat interactive feature from The New York Times.

National Geographic also has a nice interactive.

Additional suggestions are welcome….

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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  1. Pingback: Sites for Learning about Mars Rover Curiosity « Science for All

  2. Hi Larry, check out NASA’s collection of technical reports related to the Mars Science Laboratory Mission. Go to http://www.sti.nasa.gov, then click on the Curiosity Rover image in the rotating highlights section of the home page and you’ll land on the search results page of the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS).

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