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The new Mars rover, Curiosity, successfully landed on the planet Mars at 10:31pm PDT! Join the Exploratorium crew for a very special online-only live webcast as we watched the final descent of the rover to Mars. Along with our own expert scientists, we share footage from NASA TV of the control room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Mission on Mars begins now!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 5, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
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00:03:07
Lead Curiosity Driver Matt Heverly and Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann elaborate on the unusual working conditions involved with a Mars rover expedition.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:29:48
The time has come! The Curiosity rover will be landing on the planet Mars on August 5, 2012. The Exploratorium crew did a special live webcast from the museum floor at our evening program for adults, called After Dark. Join us as we get the lowdown on the Mars mission!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 2, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:03:55
Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann and Mechanical Designer Scott McGinley explain some of the scientific instruments aboard the Mars rover Curiosity.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 2, 2012
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:04:50
Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) explain how they simulate martian conditions and conduct tests with model rovers to prepare the Curiosity rover for its journey to Mars and its work on the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 1, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:03:27
Join the Exploratorium crew on our trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to learn more about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and the Curiosity rover.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: July 31, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:03:53
Fernando Abilleira, Ingeniero Español especializado en navegación y trayectorias quien trabaja para la NASA, describe como el astromóvil "Curiosidad" aterrizará sobre la superficie del planeta Marte en el cráter llamado "Gale", un lugar de alto inte

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: July 18, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:01:00
A glimpse of the full-scale model of the Mars rover, Curiosity. On display at the Exploratorium from August 1st to September 16, 2012. This model is on loan from JPL, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and there are only two on loan in the United States!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: July 11, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:01:00
In this video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, we examine the notion of curiosity. Curiosity is a big part of what it means to be human. It's also the name of NASA's next Mars rover. This 60-second video shows how one type of curiosity can inspire another.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: May 30, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:01:00
In this video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, we look at landing on Mars. Landing a spacecraft on Mars is one of the trickiest things we do. This 60-second video explains how it’s done, and the three landing systems we use at the Red Planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: May 30, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science