Happy Birthday, Curiosity!

  • Released Monday, August 5th, 2013
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:51PM

On August 5, 2012 (PDT), NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on the Red Planet. Aboard was the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, or SAM, the most sophisticated chemistry lab ever sent to another planet. Now, on the first anniversary of the landing, engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are using SAM to "sing" Happy Birthday to Curiosity.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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  • SAM Sings Happy Birthday (ID: 2013072)
    Monday, August 5, 2013 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Dan Jacob