- Created: Monday, 01 October 2012
After driving more than a football field’s length since landing, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity spent several days preparing for full use of the tools on its arm. Curiosity extended its robotic arm on September 5 in the first of 6-10 consecutive days of planned activities to test the 7-foot arm and the tools it manipulates.
Watch Tech Briefs TV for the latest videos of the mission at www.techbriefs.com/tv/mars. Keep up with Curiosity by visiting http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl.