NASA’s Mars Rover Takes First Drive
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has taken a 16-minute drive, its first since reaching the Red Planet. This rover is searching for habitats that could have supported microbial life. "Curiosity today had its first successful drive on Mars. We have a fully functioning mobility system on our rover," Matt Haverly, the lead rover planner at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, said on Wednesday. The $2.5bn, two-year mission kicked off on August 6, with a risky, but successful landing at a site NASA.