These Are The Space Cars Of NASA

Cars –- they aren't just for Earth anymore! Proving that America still has mad space exploration skills, NASA sent a highly advanced roving vehicle to Mars last week to research conditions on the Red Planet. But while the Curiosity has gotten a great deal of attention in the news lately, it isn't the first time we've… » 8/12/12 1:30pm 8/12/12 1:30pm

The Ford Raptor Goes Head To Head Against The Curiosity Mars Rover

Ford has released this very helpful guide comparing the new 2013 Ford Raptor to the 2012 model NASA Curiosity Mars Rover, for those of you comparison shopping. Both are impressive vehicles, and this nice, tall-format chart really takes the guesswork out of a complex evaluation. » 8/01/12 1:30pm 8/01/12 1:30pm

How To Design A Sci-Fi Car

With a little vision and a copy of SketchBook Pro ($89 at Amazon) it's possible to design your very own sci-fi rover — complete with Martian-esque background — in about 80 minutes. Here's the memorizing video showing how. » 6/30/10 2:30pm 6/30/10 2:30pm

Curiosity: NASA's Epic New Mars Rover

Mars rovers "Spirit" and "Opportunity" were successful beyond NASA's wildest dreams. Now they're building a new, nuclear-powered Mini Cooper-sized rover to be lowered onto Mars by a hovering drop ship in 2013. Meet "Curiosity," the new Mars Science Laboratory. » 2/17/10 5:30pm 2/17/10 5:30pm

NASA's Spirit Mars Rover Is In A Bit Of A Bind

After five years on martian soil, everyone's favorite Mars rover might be done for good if NASA's engineers can't figure out a way to remove her from the rock-studded soft Martian soil. » 6/10/09 4:00pm 6/10/09 4:00pm

NASA Putting Mars Rover To Sleep To Save Money

Although it might seem like a headline from The Onion, the story's actually true. NASA's being forced to cut four million dollars from the Mars rover project. In order to meet that requirement, they'll have to put one rover, Spirit, to sleep — a "hibernation" period. The team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) will… » 3/25/08 10:15am 3/25/08 10:15am