Building Curiosity: Teaching Hand-Eye Coordination

Building Curiosity: Teaching Hand-Eye Coordination

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Recent Findings from NASA's Curiosity Rover about Modern and Ancient Mars
Time: Tuesday, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m. PST
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, more than two years after landing inside Gale Crater, is continuing its investigations in an extended mission of the Mars Science Laboratory Project. Members of the Curiosity science team will present findings about present and past Martian environmental conditions, as indicated by compositional measurements of atmosphere and rock.

Christopher Webster, NASA Curiosity Science Team Co-investigator, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Sushil Atreya, NASA Curiosity Science Team Co-investigator, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Roger Summons, NASA Curiosity Participating Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
John Grotzinger, NASA Curiosity Project Scientist, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Related AGU Sessions:
P42C, P43D

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Mission name: Mars Science Laboratory

Rover name: Curiosity rover

Size: About the size of a car -- 10 feet long (not including the arm), 9 feet wide and 7 feet tall!

Weight: 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds)

Features: Geology lab, rocker-bogie suspension, rock-vaporizing laser and lots of cameras

Mission: To search areas of Mars for past or present conditions favorable for life, and conditions capable of preserving a record of life

Launch: Nov. 26, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Arrival: August 5, 2012 PDT

Length of mission on Mars: The prime mission will last one Mars year or about 23 Earth months.

Mission Fact sheet: Download the PDF

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