Scheduled to launch in the fall of 2011, Mars Science Laboratory is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Mars Science Laboratory is a rover that will assess whether Mars ever was, or is still today, an environment able to support microbial life. In other words, its mission is to determine the planet’s “habitability.”
Mars for Educators
Activities and Resources for Educators.
Mars for Students
Activities for students.
“Rover x 3” – a live rover chat for students.
A chat for students with Nagin Cox, a Mars Science Laboratory engineer and hosted by Ota Lutz, NASA/JPL Education Specialist. Students sent in their questions in advance. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites you to watch live and chat about everything from Mars rovers to monitoring asteroids to cool cosmic discoveries. From the lab to the lecture hall, get information directly from scientists and engineers working on NASA’s latest missions.
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