Mars surface. Credit: NASA

Here is an information update concerning the successful landing of the Curiosity rover.

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First, a presentation by “Star Trek” star and NASA enthusiast, William Shatner, describing what the rover will do and, hopefully, achieve now that it’s safely on the Red Planet.

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About the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover, landing safely in the Gale Crater following its 8-1/2-month journey from Earth. But also, space weather; virtual KSC tours; wish to explore; and more!

Finally, the latest pictures from the Martian surface are unveiled to media at NASA’s JPL in Pasadena, Calif. The Curiosity rover has begun a two-year investigation of whether the Red Planet can or ever has supported microbial life.

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