The Mars Science Laboratory is NASA’s new Mars mission. The spacecraft will deliver the Curiosity rover to the Red Planet on August 5-6, 2012 and you’re invited to participate! NASA’s Jet p[ropulsion Lab has put together a web page full of games, apps, viewing details, and activities for students, teachers, and the general public.
Become a virtual Mars citizen! Watch the landing live on NASA TV! Land your own rover in a free Xbox game! And learn about all of the cool science that the Curiosity rover hopes to accomplish when it is safely on Mars!
Watch this video of the Seven Minutes of Terror during the Curiosity rover’s landing!
The Curiosity rover will join two other famous rovers on the face of Mars: Spirit and Opportunity. Learn more about their continuing mission (note: Only the Opportunity rover is still functional as of 2012) at JPL’s website: http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status.html