The Curiosity Rover (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

By Ines Burckhardt and Amie Tsang

Curiosity, Nasa’s $2.5bn robotic rover, landed safely on Mars on Monday, reinforcing US dominance of space even after the end of the shuttle programme.

Different space agencies have made their own attempts to reach Mars over the years, with varying degrees of success. These articles take a look at some of those endeavours. Read more

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