Curiosity is a car-sized unmanned rover designed to explore and examine the Gale crater on Mars. Launched on 26 November 2011 from Cape Canaveral, Curiosity touched down on Mars on 6 August 2012 for the start of its two year mission which was subsequently extended indefinitely. Curiosity remains active as of May 2021, and formed the basis for Perseverance, which sports a similar design but was moderately upgraded with new equipment; Perseverance is intended to explore the Jezero crater.
This casting features a camera stalk that rotates fully.
The Mars Rover Curiosity has come out in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|014/247||2012||2012 New Models
|White||Gold, Black painted electrical parts; NASA logo at front||Clear
|No windows||White||OH5||Y4712||Malaysia||Base Code(s): E29, E30|
|071/250||2014||HW City: Planet Heroes||White||Highlighted parts in gold, black & silver, NASA logo at front||Clear
|No windows||White||"Muddy" OH5||BFC82||Malaysia||Also came with Black OH5 variation
Base Codes: F34, F41
|White||Highlighted parts in gold, black & silver, NASA logo at front||Clear
|No windows||White||"Muddy" OH5||GRY73||Malaysia||Named Mars Perserverance Rover
Came with special feature
Base Code(s): N42, N43, N46
Back of cards
|2012||August 2012||Pasadena, CA, USA||NASA/JPL-Caltech||This car-sized rover is actually a wheeled robot, rocket-launched to Mars in 2011.|
Curiosity carries many tools such as a drills, cameras, and a laser.
Its mission: to see if Mars could have ever supported small life forms called microbes... or if humans could explore there someday!
|2021||February 2021||Pasadena, CA, USA||NASA/JPL-Caltech||This car-sized, six-wheeled robot will seek signs of ancient life, pave the way for human explorers,|
and collect rock and soil samples for a future mission to return to Earth. Follow Perseverance's journey at mars.nasa.gov/mars2020