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What would it be like on Mars? Get a sense of Martian living with Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty. He'll introduce the capabilities of the new rover and demonstrate what the planet would look, smell, and feel like to someone on the ground. Learn how things would fall, how they'd burn, and the shape a Martian snowflake should take in a snowstorm.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 8, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
With the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, history is made again. Photos and data are already coming back from the rover, and we are excited to share them with you. Join Exploratorium scientists as they interpret the information received thus far from the new Mars mission!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 7, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:15:00
El Exploratorium presentará una serie extensa de webcasts y programas relacionados a la misión de la NASA llamada “Mars Science Laboratory” o el laboratorio de ciencia del planeta Marte. Luego de un viaje espacial de 8 meses, el flamante rastreador de Marte, el astromóvil Curiosidad, aterrizara en la superficie marciana y comenzará su investigación y búsqueda de lugares que puedan haber albergado, o todavía alberguen, alguna forma de vida orgánica. Nuestros científicos y otros expertos estarán atentos a los descubrimientos de Curiosidad y compartirán con Ustedes las mas recientes noticias e imágenes de Marte.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 7, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:01:23
Mechanical Engineer Armen Toorian explains that the wheel tracks of the Mars rover Curiosity are used to determine how far the rover has travelled on the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 6, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:30:00
The new Mars rover, Curiosity, successfully landed on the planet Mars at 10:31pm PDT! Join the Exploratorium crew for a very special online-only live webcast as we watched the final descent of the rover to Mars. Along with our own expert scientists, we share footage from NASA TV of the control room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Mission on Mars begins now!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 5, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:03:07
Lead Curiosity Driver Matt Heverly and Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann elaborate on the unusual working conditions involved with a Mars rover expedition.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:29:48
The time has come! The Curiosity rover will be landing on the planet Mars on August 5, 2012. The Exploratorium crew did a special live webcast from the museum floor at our evening program for adults, called After Dark. Join us as we get the lowdown on the Mars mission!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 2, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:03:55
Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann and Mechanical Designer Scott McGinley explain some of the scientific instruments aboard the Mars rover Curiosity.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 2, 2012
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:04:50
Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) explain how they simulate martian conditions and conduct tests with model rovers to prepare the Curiosity rover for its journey to Mars and its work on the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 1, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:03:27
Join the Exploratorium crew on our trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to learn more about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and the Curiosity rover.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: July 31, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science