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Take a video journey back through 50 years of NASA missions to Mars, with more still to come!
 
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Five decades of successful +NASA robotic missions to Mars have laid the groundwork for future human exploration of the Red Planet.
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Three Years on Mars!  Happy Anniversary to Curiosity, who landed on Mars three years ago!  And now you can experience how the operations team plans Curiosity's drives and arm contacts.  Experience Curiosity shows you Mars as we see it during planning operations, as a 3D terrain model with a 3D rover going through its paces.
 
Our Curiosity Mars Rover has been driving on the Red Planet for three years, and now there are two new online tools that allow you to share in its journey! 'Mars Trek' and 'Experience Curiosity' let you explore the mysterious terrain of the Red Planet and learn more about our #JourneyToMars. Start your adventure: http://go.nasa.gov/1DrbmEl
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Kudos to the New Horizons team for quickly figuring out their recent Safe Mode event (the main CPU was juggling too many CPU-intensive tasks), and quickly recovering from it.  Looking forward to next week's encounter!  Thanks to +Emily Lakdawalla for providing details from the press conference and background.  #PlutoFlyby #NewHorizons  
NASA held a press briefing today to explain the nature and cause of the spacecraft anomaly that halted science on New Horizons for four days as it was on its terminal approach to Pluto. As of the moment that I write this post, New Horizons is not yet performing science observations, but it will resume them tomorrow, July 7.
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Want to see Pluto?  The Eyes Have It - NASA's phenomenal viewer Eyes on the Solar System lets you zoom around our planets in 3D!  Download and install the viewer, then jump to the New Horizons mission to Pluto Feature, hit the "preview" button in the upper left and you will get an eyeful of all the events planned during next week's flyby.  You'll see the spacecraft spinning between Pluto, its moons, nearby stars and Earth for communications, and you'll even see the visual footprints of all the planned observations and communications.
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Eyes on the Solar System is a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Voyager spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time. It's up to you. You control space and time.
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Wheeling and Dealing:  Rover Planner Erisa Hines explains our long-range driving strategy.
Getting a head start on summer, Curiosity is planning a road trip to Logan’s Pass on Mars. Just like Earthlings, the rover relies on a highway map and takes scenic detours along the way.
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Still Running Strong:  Opportunity completes humanity's first other-worldly Marathon!
 
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Run, Oppy, run! +NASA's Opportunity rover completes Olympic marathon distance on Mars and continues science investigations. http://go.nasa.gov/1bqZ9lX

Here's a rover's-eye view of part of the journey.
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+Jeff Biesiadecki I'm not sure I can agree with you about whether it's nice to see Wopmay again. <shudder> :-)
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Things are looking up!  Here is a new angle on Mars Rover selfies, taken after our most recent drilling activities.  Good to be drilling again, and good to be driving away to the southwest.
After taking a low-angle selfie at its latest drilling site, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has departed the area called "Marias Pass," where it had been working since May.
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Mars Rover Driver Vandi Verma is in the news today!
India-born roboticist Vandi Verma on reading about space to driving the Curiosity rover for NASA's Mars Science Lab mission.
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Take this opportunity to take this Opportunity on a Marathon ride.  With tunes, even!  There is no microphone on Opportunity, but you can listen to the accelerations she felt along while driving.
 
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Hop on Opportunity and see a rover's-eye view and traverse map of 11 years and 26.2 miles of Mars exploration.

Info: http://go.nasa.gov/1S4ezLa
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Logan Pass Gives Us the Slip - Curiosity encountered high slip en route to a science goal,  but we quickly found our way to a comparable  location nearby featuring exposed contact between two types of bedrock.  #NASA #Mars #MarsRover  
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Via +Scott Maxwell, the case for liquid water in nighttime brines on Mars.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected perchlorate compounds capable of lowering the freezing point of water, allowing it to remain liquid near the Red Planet's surface.
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Newsflash!  New flash!  Engineers have fixed the Opportunity rover's flash memory, restoring its ability to remember whatever it did days ago.  Drive on!
 
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Martian Memento: Overnight data storage back on line thanks to Flash memory reformat on the Opportunity rover.

Full story: http://go.nasa.gov/1Imdk6Q
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