News articles tagged with "MSL"

06/03/2015 09:56:55
Douglas Smith
Feynman Teaching Award winner Mike Brown ventures into new fields of instruction: the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, and the "flipped" classroom, which inverts the traditional arrangement of listening to lectures in class and doing assignments at home.
Caltech planetary science professor Mike Brown
08/07/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

The mood at JPL late Sunday night was overwhelmingly, almost deliriously, celebratory. The Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, touched down safely on Mars and minutes later relayed its first images back to Earth.

08/05/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

The "seven minutes of terror" are over, and members of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team have finally let out a collective sigh of relief.

 

08/03/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, a rover known as Curiosity, is scheduled to land on the surface of the Red Planet on Sunday, August 5. Mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory expects to receive confirmation of the rover's landing around 10:31 p.m. PDT. NASA TV will stream the event online.

08/02/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Caltech's Ken Farley and Bethany Ehlmann will be among the 300 scientists examining the information Curiosity sends home from Mars and trying to figure out what it all means.

08/01/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

This Sunday, the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft will finally land on Mars. In anticipation of this upcoming milestone, here are some of the best images of MSL's journey from JPL to Cape Canaveral and onward to the Red Planet.

07/31/2012 07:00:00
Katie Neith

After years of planning and months of travel, the journey of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) will culminate with a challenging entry, descent, and landing event on August 5 that will take just a few minutes to complete. But for those in mission control, those final moments—from the time of the spacecraft's entry into the Martian atmosphere to the Curiosity rover's final landing on the Red Planet—will undoubtedly feel like a lifetime.

07/30/2012 07:00:00
Katie Neith

Since launching in November 2011, the Mars Science Laboratory has been traveling on a journey that will traverse over 350 million miles, ending on the Red Planet at 10:31 p.m. on Sunday, August 5. Here are some facts about the Curiosity rover and the mission.

07/27/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)—the most capable robotic mission ever sent to the Red Planet—is quickly approaching its destination. A feature-length story about this Mission to Mars appears in the Summer issue of E&S magazine.

06/12/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Upon landing onMars at around 10:31 p.m. PDT on August 5, the Curiosity rover will be much closer than originally planned to the primary science target—a layered mountain called Mount Sharp in honor of the late Caltech geologist Robert Sharp (BS '34, MS '35).

03/28/2012 18:01:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

The international science team of the Mars Science Laboratory mission has decided to honor legendary Caltech geologist Robert P. Sharp by dubbing the mountain that the rover will study "Mount Sharp."

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