Friday, November 18, 2011


The count down is on ! NASA plans to launch the Curiosity, a land rover. It will be launched on November 25 ,at 6:00 A.M. They just found out that there might have been life and water on Mars. Landing on Mars will be no easy feat. Curiosity is set to land in a huge crater. Iron-rich dust and rock give Mars a red surface and a pink sky.Curiosity is much bigger and more powerful than any other spacecraft that NASA has sent to Mars. Curiosity is about the size of a car. Curiosity is twice as long as Spirit or Opportunity,two rovers that landed on Mars in 2004. Spirit is a rover that went to Mars and was suposed to last for a short time but it has lasted for six years. Spirit is stuck in this quick sand ,so NASA is trying to find a way to help Spirit get out with a model rover.

Fun fact

The Romans called Mars the god of war because it's red color looked like blood. Watch the launch online or on NASA TV Drive your own rover on Earth and the Moon

1 comment:

Taylor said...

How were learning about mars is so cool especially the part where we can drive our own rover and the lonch !!!