The Mars Curiosity rover landed safely on the surface of Mars on August 6, 2012.
It is part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). Curiosity is a nuclear-powered Mars rover, which carries the most advanced scientific equipment ever used on the surface of the red planet. This extraordinary accomplishment represents a step forward for Martian exploration.
The MSL spacecraft that carried Curiosity was launched on November 26, 2011.