Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) (201208050005HQ)

White House Science and Technology Advisor John Holdren, second from left, stopped by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mission Support Area to meet the landing team and to say "Go Curiosity" as NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Charles Elachi, right look on, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at JPL in Pasadena, Calif. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Curiosity is due to land on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5, 2012 (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012). Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  • yuri gagarine 3y

    fabulous they genius i wish if i could work with them in the futur
  • Norris1999 3y

    I sure hope that the experiments on the MSL are designed to elucidate the findings from the original Viking landers in 1977. The biology detectors gave us results not completely inconsistent with detecting life. Gil Levin, the experiments designer, was led to believe that the results were POSITIVE for some form of biological activity. Others scientists are not so sure. Are the new experiments going to give us answers?
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