In August 2012, the most ambitious robotic vehicle ever devised to date landed on Mars on a mission to probe the Red Planet for signs of past and present habitability. We spoke to the team’s deputy project scientist one year after about Curiosity’s accomplishments at that point, and what they hoped it would be doing in the years that followed.
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Author: Jonathan O’Callaghan
This 7-page feature from All About Space magazine gives an insight into the first year that Curiosity spent on Mars. Diagrams and full colour images detail it’s progress against the mission objectives, and the key instruments it required to accomplish them.