Curiosity's mission to Mars
NASA's Mars rover, named Curiosity, is expected to land on the planet in August of 2012. Watch the rover's landing sequence and an explanation of its instruments to explore the surface below. Read related article.
SOURCE: NASA, JPL, Caltech. GRAPHIC: Alberto Cuadra, Sohail Al-Jamea and Andrew Pergam - The Washington Post. Published Nov. 19, 2011.
After a picture-perfect descent, the rover Curiosity sends back images within minutes of its wheels hitting the surface.
All the updates, images, videos and reactions to Curiosity's final approach and landing on the surface of Mars.