NASA meatball logo National Aeronautics and Space Administration Click here to skip to the main content + NASA Home Page
Robotics Education Project Banner
Home Page Robotics Events Materials for Educators Materials for Students Robotics Education Archive Material Links to Robotics Sites

 
Robotics Alliance Project

Robot Uncle Sam

Five Years Ago and 154 Million Miles Away: Touchdown!

Rover

On Aug. 5, 2012, the mission team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, exalted at radio confirmation and first images from Curiosity after the rover's touchdown using a new "sky crane" landing method. Transmissions at the speed of light took nearly 14 minutes to travel from Mars to Earth, which that day were about 154 million miles (248 million kilometers) apart

Watch some of the amazing footage of the 5 years of Curiosity in the link below!

+ More Information



Rookie Corner

BEST Info
Botball Info
FIRST Info
NURC Info
VEX Info
Zero Robotics Info
Educational Matrix

Robot News

Method for designing efficient computer chips may get miniature smart drones off the ground.

Stanford engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris

An Algorithm Helps Protect Mars Curiosity's Wheels

MIT's GelSight technology lets robots gauge objects' hardness and manipulate small tools.


Robot News Archive

Robotics Alliance

Join Robotics Alliance Email List Join the Robotics Alliance

FirstGov NASA
Curator: Drew Price
NASA Official: Brenda Collins
Last Updated: August 22, 2017
+ Contact Us