Mars Rover Curiosity Drives for First Time

15-foot test trip was a success

By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 22, 2012 3:57 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Mars rover Curiosity is officially cruising. NASA completed its first test drive of the space vehicle today. The rover traveled 15 feet, turned right, and then reversed a short distance, reports AP. "We're very excited to have this kind of milestone behind...   Read full story »

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