NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is the new American champion of off-planet driving, breaking a distance record set more than 40 years ago by an Apollo moon buggy. Full story
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will perform its second-ever drilling operation soon, boring into a knobby section of bedrock dubbed "Cumberland," space agency officials announced Thursday (May 9). Full story
Scientists have successfully bounced a laser off the Soviet Union's old Lunokhod 1 rover, which trekked across the moon's landscape more than four decades ago. Full story
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has drilled a hole into the surface of the planet and is collecting samples of the powdery results for analysis. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.
NASA’s curiosity rover may not have found organic life, but many experts believe colonization of the red planet is within our reach. Jerry Stone from the Mars Society tells NBC’s Keir Simmons there’s reason to get excited.
There’s no way yet of knowing whether or not the matter originated on Mars or landed there from somewhere else. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.
NASA has compiled the first-ever list of minerals found on another planet after the Curiosity rover found soil on the Red Planet similar to the volcanic sand found in Hawaii. TODAY’s Tamron Hall reports.
NASA's Curiosity Rover took a break from its scooping mission on Mars after a bright object was found on the ground. While officials think it came from the rover, the scooping has been halted until officials determine what it is. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.
NASA's new Earth-bound rover, GROVER, which stands for both Greenland Rover and Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, in Summit Camp, the highest spot in Greenland, is shown in this May 10, 2013 release. GROVER is an autonomous, solar-operated robot that carries a ground-pe
A NASA handout photo showing a rock target called "Wernecke" taken by Mars rover Curiosity's camera on Jan. 26, 2013 and released April 24, 2013. The gray area in the center of this image is where the Dust Removal Tool on the robotic arm brushed a rock revealing dark nodules and white veins crissc
This handout provided March 18, 2013 by NASA shows a self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combining 66 exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013). The rover is positioned at a patch of flat outcrop ca
The Curiosity rover's instrument-laden robotic arm is front and center in this mosaic view captured by the Mars rover's NavCam system and assembled by Marco Di Lorenzo and Ken Kremer. The colorized black-and-white imagery was captured on March 23, which is Sol 223 of Curiosity's mission on the Red P