Innovation is Key to 2020 Mars Rover Mission

NASA's next Curiosity-class rover blends old and new approaches to innovative tech.

June 11, 2014
5:30 PM EDT
A self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013) at the "John Klein" drill site. | NASA/JPL-Caltech
Artist's impression of Mars rover Curiosity's entry through Mars' atmosphere before landing in 2012. | NASA/JPL-Caltech