Cocktail Astronomy | Mars Curiosity

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Here at Future-ish, we love astronomy and we love cocktails. So to prep our fans (and ourselves) for those stellar weekend cocktail conversations, we are pleased to offer our Cocktail Astronomy post each Friday.

This week we are super excited about the launch of Curiosity, the most advanced rover ever to land on another planet. Curiosity and the and the Mars Science Library (MSL) are on their way to Mars where it will investigate whether the landing region has had environmental conditions favorable for supporting microbial life. Curiosity is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on November 26, 2011 aboard a Atlas V rocket. Touchdown on Mars should be in August of 2012. Best of all, you can follow Curiosity on Facebook and Twitter, which is the next best thing to heading to Mars yourself.