Curiosity Lands On Mars Shannon Lampton, and Charlene Pittman, both educators with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, cheer as they watch NASA's Mars Curiosity rover land on Mars during a special viewing event at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Eric Schultz Curiosity Rover
Cheers for Curiosity Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on the Red Planet. The rover touched down on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Curiosity Name and first tracks on Mars...
This overhead view shows the track left after a successful first test drive for NASA's Curiosity rover. For it's first move, Curiosity went forward about 15 feet (4.5 meters), rotated 120 degrees and then reversed about 8 feet (2.5m). Curiosity is about 20 feet (6m) from its landing site, now named Bradbury Landing. Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech