NASA Curiosity Rover Completes One Year

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NASA Curiosity Rover Completes One Year

It has almost been a year for NASA's Mars Curiosity rover on the Red Planet.  It made first contact on Aug 6, 2012.  It has provided incredible view of our closest galactic neighbor, a captivating Martian moonrise.

A YouTube time-lapse video has been released by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to celebrate a full year of successful space exploration.  The video has captured the entire mission to date.  The video shows a panorama of the rover's journey in just two minutes.  It provides a different look of the Martian landscape from a rover's eye view.

There are 548 images in the video that were shot by the Curiosity's front "Hazard-Avoidance Camera".  It helps in keeping it intact during navigation on tough terrain.

It will be really interesting what Curiosity comes up with in its second year of journey.  However, it cannot be compared to the Mars mission being planned by NASA for 2020.

Brian Muirhead is a rocket scientist who helped lead an era in technology that enabled NASA to use robotic technology for Mar's missions.  Muirhead revealed to the Black Hat crowd that his boss called him to take the risk, but not to fail, when he was given the responsibility to lead the Mars Pathfinder mission to land a rover on the red Planet.


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