Ariana Shavandy      Gwyneth Boylan        Science

7th period         Mrs.Westmoreland        Science Museum

Mars Curiosity Rover

There were many people inolved in the making of the Mars Curiousity Rover. This is a list of the people who helped with the making and take off of the rover:

Stirling Algermissen-Software Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Bob Anderson-Investigation Scientist/Geologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Keri Bean-Science Planner at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mehdi Benna-Planetary Scientist at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center (GSFC)
Diana Blaney-Planetary Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
John Bresina-Computer Scientist
Ann Devereaux-Flight System Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Darby Dyar-Kennedy-Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy, Mount Holyoke College
Bobak Ferdowsi-Systems Engineer, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
John M. Grunsfeld-Associate Administrator, NASA's Science Mission Directorate and Astronaut (Retired)
Vicky Hamilton-Planetary Geologist, Southwest Research Institute
Tanya Harrison-Planetary Scientist, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Brian Lewis-Systems Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center
Paul Mahaffy-Planetary Scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Mike Malin-President and Chief Scientist, Malin Space Science Systems
Rob Manning-Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Sarah Milkovich-Planetary Geologist and Science Systems Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Kirsten Siebach-Planetary Geology Graduate Student and Mars Science Laboratory Science Team Member, Caltech
Steven Vance-Planetary Scientist/Astrobiologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ashwin Vasavada-Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Chris Voorhees-Mechanical Systems Engineer

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission set down a large, mobile laboratory - the rover Curiosity - using precision landing technology that makes many of Mars' most intriguing regions viable destinations for the first time.

During a 23 month prime mission, Curiosity will analyze dozens of samples drilled from rocks or scooped from the ground as it explores with greater range than any previous Mars rover.

The mission launched November 26, 2011. The world was tense to if it would land. It finally landed from what felt like a century August 6, 2012. It is still on its mission, even though its prime mission was finished long ago. It is still on Mars today.

The Mars Curiosity rover was an unmanned project. Its mission was Investigate whether conditions have been favorable for microbial life and for preserving clues in the rocks about possible past life.

For any questions we didn't awnser. Check out the nasa site below.

Comment Stream

2 years ago

I love the video clips you guys included - keep up the great work! Your classmates are going to learn so much from you!

2 years ago

Thanks mrs.sanders

2 years ago

Great work stay a little more organized tho!💕