HiRISE Gives NASA Eyes in the Martian Sky

HiRISE image of Curiosity’s landing area. Photo Credit: NASA

Curiosity, the car-sized rover that landed on Mars Sunday night, used possibly the most complicated landing systems ever devised. When engineers got confirmation that the rover was down Sunday night, they didn’t really know where it was or how exactly the landing had gone. They […]

Patriotic Haircut Turns Curiosity Flight Controller Into Internet Sensation

One of these here is not like the others… Bobak Ferdowsi’s “USA” mohawk, festooned with stripes of red and blue and completed by stars shaved in the sides of his head has turned the JPL flight engineer into an internet celebrity. Photo Credit: NASA

The world was watching with baited breath as a one-ton […]