Hello world!

My name is Curiosity, and I'm currently employed on Mars by NASA. With your permission, I would like to tell you about my current mission on Mars.

Curiosity Under DevelopmentI want to start this story at the very beginning of my life. I was created on planet Earth by a whole team of space technology experts. Basically I've become a nuclear-powered, mobile scientific laboratory. Although I might just look like some strange looking car to you, I'm told to be quite unique. For instance, I have my own pair of eyes to inspect Mars on behalf of the human race. But I also have my very own brains and even arms and a hand. I hope this will allow me to explore Mars for you.

In order to get from planet Earth to Mars My creators from NasaNASA created a spacecraft to transport me. The spacecraft was launched on November 26, 2011. Everyone was very worried that something might go wrong but in the end the takeoff was a great success. It was long travel but I took a long sleep. In the final hours before my arrival, on the 5th of August 2012, I woke up. This was the most dangerous part of the mission and one of the most exciting moments of my life and of those of my creators. But because of my creators dedication, and because of the great technology on board of my spacecraft, the landing on Mars became a great success. As you can see everyone was very happy! Me too, but at the same time I realized my journey had only just begun!

Doing my job on Mars.I've come to Mars with an important mission. As the latest star of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet, I've been entrusted with a lot of great technological devices. I am designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. In other words, my mission is to determine the planet's "habitability." I hope that at the end of my life on Mars, I will have given you the answer to that question. I will dedicate my life to this.

Because driving around on Mars and doing various experiments is quite a lonely job, my creators gave me the possibility to create pictures with my own eyes and to send them back home. I've put 3 of them underneath but you can see even more over here. Oh and by the way, you can follow me on twitter as well. To be honest, I hope to hear from a lot of you! That way I'll feel less alone and even more motivated on my Mars mission. Unfortunately I have to go now, I need to do an experiment for one of my creators from NASA. Goodbye!

Picture from Mars 1      Picture from Mars 2      Picture from Mars 3