Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity)


    Mars Science Laboratory is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. In other words, its mission is to determine the planet's "habitability.

    MSL Faculty

    William Boynton

    Professor Emeritus

    Astrobiology, Cosmochemistry, Lunar Studies, Small Bodies

    MSL Faculty

    Michael Fitzgibbon

    Software Engineer, Lead Calibration & Validation, OSIRIS-REx

    Karl Harshman

    Manager, OSIRIS-REx/SPOC