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China’s First Rover Bites The Moon Dust

01/27/2014, Last month we picked up on a report from China’s state news agency which was about Chang’e-3, a probe that the country was sending to the moon. It took off from Xichang as planned and landed on the moon’s surface on December 15th. China...

China To Send Probe To Moon On December 2

12/01/2013, The space race seems to be on yet again, and this time around it would be China who wants to make a statement. In fact, the country is all set to launch a probe to the moon this coming December 2nd, and the probe will be known as the Chang’e-3, as it...

China Sends It First Rover To The Moon This December

08/28/2013, China’s state media reports today that the country will send its first ever rover to the moon this December. The government had said a number of times in the past that the launch will take place at the end of this year, as of now the launch appears...

Opportunity Breaks 40 Year Extraterrestrial Distance Record

05/19/2013, This is a record that is 9 years in the making – after a whopping 9 years of roving around, Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity has finally breached the previous limit that was set 40 years ago where extraterrestrial travels on the ground is...

Curiosity rover on Mars receives software update

08/13/2012, Your smartphone is not the only device hanging around that receives a software update, you know – and neither is your favorite video game console either. How about a piece of machine that is located thousands and thousands of kilometers away from...

Curiosity sends back 360-degree panoramic photo of Mars

08/09/2012, The Curiosity Rover’s landing on Mars was a successful one, and it is time to get down and dirty on the Red Planet. In fact, Curiosity has certainly lived up to its name by sending back another photo on Thursday – this time around, it outdoes...

NASA to host $1.5 million autonomous rover contest next month

05/24/2012, NASA is hosting a competition for autonomous rovers, dubbed as the Sample Return Robot Challenge, at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts next month. The challenge, one of the many projects that NASA is sponsoring, was originally announced...

New Rover to attack Mars this November

11/11/2011, NASA is currently going through the final paces of introducing their most advanced rover yet, where it is set to launch in the direction of Mars this coming November 25th. The rover is aptly named Curiosity, where it will make its way to the Red Planet by...

NASA’s Mars rover: Curiosity almost complete

04/06/2011, The NASA rover, Curiosity, which had to abandon its plans to bring 3D cameras to Mars, is almost ready for its mission later this year. NASA has just announced that the exploring vehicle is nearing its final stages of completion and they released brand...

No 3D Rover camera from NASA

03/28/2011, Here’s an expansion on our previous post about the lack of a 3D camera on the upcoming Rover to Mars – you can forget about seeing the surface of Mars in 3D – NASA has decided to stop any more talk about constructing a 3D camera and...

3D cameras removed from Mars rover

03/28/2011, For those of you who were hoping to watch 3D footage from NASA’s Mars expedition later this year, you’re out of luck. NASA announced that they have ditched the plans to include 3D cameras on the Mars rover, Curiosity. James Cameron, the...

DFRobotShop Rover targets hobbyists

07/29/2010, Want to build a robot out of sheer fun, or do you want to further stoke your interest in this area? This is where the DFRobotShop Rover from RobotShop comes in, where it retails for all of just $89.99. This Arduino-compatible (ATMEga 328-based) robot will...