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Dr. John Grant, Geologist for Earth and Planetary Studies, NASA

NASA is celebrating the two year anniversary of the Curiosity Rover's landing on Mars. The robot has used its six wheels to tour the red planet, searching for signs that something once lived there. John Grant is a geologist for Earth and Planetary Studies at NASA. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to recap what the rover has accomplished in the past two years.

Tags: NASA , John Grant , Curiosity , technology , space exploration , innovation

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:29pm EDT

NASA's Curiosity rover completes first year on Mars

Dr. James Green, NASA's director of planetary sciences, told Federal News Radio that Curiosity is uncovering scientific data that one day may lead to humans living on Mars.

Tags: James Green , NASA , science , Mars , Curiosity , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 05:57pm EDT

NASA's new stars make geeky seem chic

Known to the Twitterverse and the president of the United States as "Mohawk Guy" of the Mars mission, Bobak Ferdowsi could be the changing public face of NASA and all of geekdom.

Tags: NASA , federal employees , Cool Jobs in Government , JPL

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 09:28pm EDT

Federal Pay: Misteakes Wuz Made

Are the experts doing all those federal pay studies working from the same database and on the same page? Or are they even on the same planet, which would explain why you are either overpaid 50 percent in one study or underpaid at least 20 percent in another, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 02:00am EDT

Next Mars landing to be recorded

Learn more about the first-ever video recording of a Mars landing

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Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 12:50pm EDT