Team Curious

A host of organizations dedicated to the exploration of Mars and the eventual landing of human beings on the red planet have come together to promote awareness of NASA’s landing of the  Mars rover Curiosity on August 5 or 6 – depending on what time zone you are in – and build continued interest and STEM education and space exploration.

GetCurious.com and the rest of the Get Curious campaign, which includes local landing parties hosted across the globe, eight Mars Cities hosting giant red boulders replicating Mars rocks, education materials and lots more, are brought to you through the coordinated effort of the following organizations:

Explore Mars

Explore Mars was created to advance the goal of sending humans to Mars within the next two decades. To further that goal, Explore Mars conducts programs and technical challenges to stimulate the development and/or improvement of technologies that will make human Mars missions more efficient and feasible. In addition, to embed the idea of Mars as a habitable planet, Explore Mars challenges educators to use Mars in the classroom as a tool to teach standard STEMcurricula. Learn More

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is the nation’s rocket company, launching the most reliable and successful launch vehicles—Atlas and Delta—that have supported America’s presence in space for more than 50 years. ULA delivers critical payloads to orbit from national security satellites to deep space and exploration missions. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) lifted off November 26, 2011.  Learn More

AeroJet

Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments areas in support of domestic and international markets. GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company’s excess real estate assets. Additional information about Aerojet and GenCorp can be obtained by visiting the companies’ websites at http://www.Aerojet.com and at www.GenCorp.comLearn More

National Geographic

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet.
It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has published the e-short book Mars Landing 2012 —just as the suspense builds, with Curiosity hurtling toward Mars. Learn More

Yuri’s Night

Yuri’s Night is a not-profit organization dedicated to hosting global celebrations of humanity’s presence in space each April 12 in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin’s first human space launch and the inaugural launch of the space shuttle. Currently in its 13th year of operation, Yuri’s Night hosted over 231 events in 51 countries in 2012 including the Los Angeles, Tokyo, New York, and the South Pole. Learn more about Yuri’s Night at www.yurisnight.net. Yuri’s Night is helping GetCurious.com register and track MSL landing parties across the globe. Learn More

National Institute of Aerospace

NIA is a non-profit research and graduate education institute created to conduct leading-edge aerospace and atmospheric research, develop new technologies for the nation and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. NIA serves as a strategic partner with NASA Langley Research Center and the aerospace community to enable research creativity and expand technology development opportunities. The Institute integrates research and graduate education while creating new government/academia/industry partnerships to solve tomorrow’s problems today. www.nianet.org

Phillips & Company

Phillips & Company is a global communications firm that helps clients create, defend and sustain leadership positions through public relations and business development. Working with both Fortune 1000 firms and start-ups to build or retain client market share, Phillips helps companies create demand for their products and services by broadening and reinforcing the trust customers, partners and investors have in their company. With a focus on space technology, homeland security, mobile computing, telecommunications, healthcare, education and green technology, Phillips & Company helps organizations own the issues driving their respective markets. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Phillips & Company has operations in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, London and Hong Kong. For more information visit www.phillipscompany.com or follow us on twitter @phillipscompany.

Daily Briefing

  • Chris Carberry: One Year of Curiosity - Are We Any Closer to Sending Humans to Mars?...

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  • Read the results of a national opinion poll about human and robotic exploration of Mars....

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  • Learn about the Humans to Mars Summit and watch the live webcast on May 6-8, 2013!...

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  • Has Curiosity found clues to life's building blocks on Mars?...

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  • As we all expected one of the Mars satellites imaged the area where Curiosity landed in greater detail...

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  • Bill Nye’s reaction to the Rover’s landing as he watches it from PlanetFest in California...

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  • Christopher Carberry, head of a Beverly-based nonprofit organization pushing for human exploration of Mars by 2030, was in Pasadena, CA...

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  • It's time for NASA to set its sight on sending a human to the red planet...

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  • Jeff Horwich interviewing Chris Carberry, Executive Director of Explore Mars, on his thoughts on the future of Mars expeditions...

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  • 'Landing Parties “See we’re not all geeks” '...

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  • Image of descending Curiosity by HiRISE on MRO
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  • T-0 Days: Landing - Today is the day! Will the landing be successful? Go Curiosity!...

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  • Chris Carberry blog in Huffington Post: "Humans on Mars by 2030 can and should be our next goal."...

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  • T-1 Days: Entry, Descent and Landing ...

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  • T-2 Days: Navigation - Each rover we send to Mars is more autonomous in its navigation than the previous rovers...

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  • Explore Mars' Chris Carberry spoke on NPR's Morning Edition about excitement around Curiosity's landing...

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  • Forbes' Alex Knapp on the upcoming landing of the Mars Probe Curiosity...

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  • T-3 Days: Communications and its importance on the 23 month mission. Without communications no mission; it is a simple as that...

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  • T-4 Days: Analysis of the Curiosity rover wheels and the necessary power to allow the rover to travel across the rough Mars terrain...

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  • T-5 Days: New possibilities of a more hospitable Martian past have emerged...

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  • NPR's Diane Rehm: The U.S. Mission To Mars. Get Curious at 45:20!...

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  • "Mars Rock" lands at Houston City Hall...

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  • The Martian Invasion starts with "7 Minutes of Terror" Aug 5 2012 at Space Center Houston Landing Party...

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  • We could not drive large distances with the first mars rover; scientists named the first rock Sojourner visited “Yogi.”...

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  • Landing in 1997, a bouncing method of airbags was used to land Mars Pathfinder after having been slowed with a parachute. ...

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  • Humans on Mars by 2030! Join Explore Mars and the George Washington Univ. Space Policy Institute at the 2013 Humans to Mars Summit ...

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  • We are not living in ordinary times, and the stakes have never been higher for a Mars landing ......

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  • That’s a long tail! The giant dust-evil plume shown in this late-springtime photo of the Martian landscape of Amazonis Planitia is 1.5 mile high. ...

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National Geographic

In National Geographic’s e-short book ‘Mars Landing 2012,’ written by Washington Post science correspondent Marc Kaufman and published just as the suspense builds, with Curiosity hurtling toward Mars, space science readers

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Pre-Landing Poll

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    • Did you attend the Humans to Mars Summit (H2M)?

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