Monthly Archives: July 2012

Curiosity Mars Rover Materials Added to NASA Resources


Curiosity Mission Badge

In advance of the upcoming Mars Science Laboratory landing on August 5, the NCLOR Staff has updated the NASA open educational resources. The majority of the new resources have information about the Mars rover missions.

About Curiosity:
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission is the most ambitious, complex mission in the history of robotic space exploration. On August 5, the mission will set down a large, mobile laboratory – the dune buggy-sized Curiosity rover – using a new form of precision landing technology that makes many of Mars’ most intriguing regions viable destinations for the first time.

The types of NASA resources included in this update are: images, videos, PDF documents, and interactive resources.

Example Resource: Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror Video

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are:  AST111, ATR281, ATR215, EGR230, EGR252, HIS132, PHY101, and RCT110.

To access the NASA series you can:

  1. log into the NCLOR as a guest or through your institution’s learning management system
  2. navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area
  3. click on the NASA series.
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