It's the Martian version of spring break: Curiosity and Opportunity will take it easy this month because of the sun's interference.
Just 10 days after Nasa's Curiosity rover sent back photos of the Martian landscape, the agency wants to take a better look beneath Mars's surface.
The Mars Science Laboratory's mission to the planet is the latest in a series of operations that began more than three decades ago.
The South African National Space Agency has revealed that a South African team helped Nasa to land the Curiosity rover on Mars.
The spacecraft and its systems are functioning flawlessly, and forecasts predict favourable Martian weather over the landing zone.
The biggest, baddest space rover ever built for exploring an alien planet is nearing its August 6 landing on Mars, and Nasa is anxious for success.
The US space agency is poised to launch the most advanced robotic rover ever built to explore Mars and hunt for signs that life may have existed.
A nuclear-powered rover is set to begin a nine-month journey to Mars this weekend to learn if the planet is or ever was suitable for life.
Nasa has celebrated Mars rover Spirit's bountiful, six-year stint on the red planet, way longer than the three months it was to last.