We all dream to go to Mars one day.
Humans have touched Mars through the durable wheels of Mars rovers. We’ve had 4 successful robotically operated Mars rovers (all of which were managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA) so far: Sojourner, Opportunity, Spirit, and Curiosity.
Opportunity’s mission was announced completed on February 13, 2019, when NASA lost all contact with the vehicle, Curiosity was the lone survivor on the red planet, rolling over its surface to find and explore the unknown land all by itself.
The spacecraft first landed on Mars on August 6, 2012 and started carrying out its objectives throughout the years.In fact, Curiosity did its job so well and held on for so long that its original mission duration of 687 days was expanded indefinitely.
Curiosity is going to celebrate its 8 year anniversary on Mars and while it is currently the only functional rover on the planet, NASA has plans to send it some company in the shape of Mars 2020 rover. The 2020 mission will be starting on 17 July to 5 August 2020 when the rocket carrying the rover will be launched.
Look at the photos that Curiosity took over the years.
How Curiosity looked 7 years ago and now
1 Ripples On Surface Of Martian Sand Dune
2 Curiosity Rover Finds And Examines A Meteorite On Mars
3 Sunset Sequence In Mars’ Gale Crater
4 Curiosity’s Dusty Selfie At Duluth
5 Curiosity’s Color View Of Martian Dune After Crossing It
6 First Sampling Hole In Mount Sharp
7 Martian Rock ‘Harrison’ In Color, Showing Crystals
8 Jake Matijevic Rock
9 Multiple Layers Of Mount Sharp
10 Curiosity Took Dozens Of Mast Cam Images To Complete This Mosaic Of A Petrified Sand Dune
11 Remnants Of Ancient Streambed On Mars
12 Wheel Scuff Mark At ‘Rocknest’
13 Curiosity Self-Portrait At Martian Sand Dune
14 Getting To Know Mount Sharp
15 Outcrop In The Murray Buttes Region Of Lower Mount Sharp
“Insane close-up zoom of Jupiter and its moons”