A high-res look at the new Mars rover ‘Curiosity’ (18 HQ Photos)

NASA recently launched the new Mars Science Laboratory, which holds a car-sized rover named Curiosity. The rover should land on Mars sometime mid August 2012 and comes equipped with four 7" DVD screens, two 15" bose subwoofers, 30" chrome spinner rims and a rear spoiler. It will search the red planet for babes and beach parties because Mars is now part of America.

  • Berto

    I know when we finaly do set foot on Mars (aka marecia) we are gonna have a shit load of trash to pick up from the years of just shooting things at the planet!!

    • cubssuck

      What the fuck is Marcia? Its merica dumb ass

      • cubssuck

        Never mind im dumb ass just had a brain fart

  • Black

    So bad ass.

  • Mars

    Keep wasting money….WTF do we need to go to Mars for?

    • JethroD

      You're an idiot.

      • Mars

        Then tell me…..why Mars, you so fucking smart?

        You must be a hipster or something, Maaaaaannnnnn……..

        • V4Vendetta14

          Hmmm…A planet that is just further than us from the sun that used to contain water and an atmosphere. You are right. Nothing to learn from that.

          • Mars

            So we can live there???

            it's 2011 and we are still flying in 20 year old air planes that should be grounded and replaced.
            But, you wanna live on Mars?

            • Free

              Fuck yeah, I'd live on mars.

              You gotta get there first though.

    • https://www.facebook.com/jason.ciotti Jason Ciotti

      Bc one planet to screw up isn't enough.

      • http://thechive.com Shevyridenhigh

        if you personally feel that your contribution to this planet is harming it, go run into a knife

        • 00==];

          you first.

    • andfukyamoms

      you are a fucking retard.

    • http://thechive.com Shevyridenhigh

      Something like 1/6 of every penny that goes to taxes for each person goes to NASA. If you think we can't spend that tiny fraction for space exploration, you are seriously impaired. Russia was about to do this first. They asked US to join them for this mission. We said screw that, built this, and now we're going! Not a wait waste of money, because SPACE!

      • Mars

        What do we gain by doing this?

        • JethroD

          At the very least? Knowledge. It's pretty much impossible to predict all the real benefits of any science experiment. The amount of funding we give to NASA is tiny.

      • V4Vendetta14

        You know how I know you are completely full of shit? First of all, you used unsubstantiated statistics which is the first indication of a moron. Secondly, there is no way in the world that the Soviets would ever condescend to do a space mission with us. They see themselves as having a superior space program and would love to leave us out of it. (Why they are taking their ISS modules as soon as the ISS lease is up.)

        Unfortunately, the Russians have failed in almost every Mars mission they have ever tried. Why would we even want their help? In case you haven't paid attention to our relations over the last decade, the 2nd Cold War is back on. Putin would love to start another all out Cold War.

        • Cavok

          Soviets? Wtf is wrong with you? Russia is on the good guys side now. You know why we say ‘merica- because we’re making fun of ignorant assholes like you. Ignorant red neck fuck.

          • Brother M.


      • razorwings

        The % of the federal budget that goes to NASA is sad really. Feeding our curiosity of the unknown is a major part of what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Yes, we have our own problems here on earth, but we can't lose sight of the larger questions in life. NASA and related institutions solidify our presence in the universe.

        • Mars

          This: NASA and related institutions solidify our presence in the universe……and now what?

          Spend billions to say "there is more out there?"

          • Silentstatic

            No, it's to satisfy our "what if" questions. like what if we go to mars and find life, or what if from mars we find a new unlimited power source. that's what "NASA and related institutions" do for the human race.

            I think this new rover was built to scout out a building location on mars for the retard and troll holding facility project I pitched to NASA a few years back.

          • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=900785222 Frédéric Purenne

            I would rather spend billions into NASA than billions into the economy so that retards like you can buy their fucking XBOX and 24 inch rims…

    • ConstableDubs

      I don't know why NASA keep dicking around sending rover to Mars. They should be making progress of sending a man to Mars. Obama said he wants NASA to land a man on an asteroid by 2025, I don't see that happening.

      People want to go back to the moon, and I don't see why. We've been there, it's a fucking rock with nothing on it. The least we can do is build prisons up there or something.

      But we're going to have to get to Mars eventually. There's no denying there's too many people on Earth as it is, and it's only going to get worse. Couple that with all the pollution, and you've got yourself one fucked planet. We're going to have to move people somewhere eventually, or we're all going down with the ship, so to speak.

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=900785222 Frédéric Purenne

      You're an idiot, what's the point of being able to learn from every bit of knowledge we're discovered on our planet simply to stay on it? If we can't leave our planet and at least make the jump to mars, all our billions years of evolution and couple hundred years of science would amount to nothing.

    • Chode

      sounds like somebody had a shitty childhood

    • Kodos

      Because fuck you, that's why.

  • brad

    I attanded the launch at cape canaveral. Chive is galactic!

  • DBob

    I saw this take off from my parents rooftop in Merritt Island

  • anon

    Johnny Five is all grown up

  • bse35

    Now this is rocket science

  • http://thechive.com Shevyridenhigh


    The black guy in the middle must be Neil deGrasse Tyson. What a pimp

  • Mike

    I understand this thing is nuclear powered. Won't have to rely on solor like past rovers. We will see in August.

  • Underbaker

    Gets caught in a worm hole and lands on ancient earth, then goes berserk and starts killing cats, thus the saying was born and a the hint of a smile crosses Paula's face.

  • Guy

    Looks like Johny 5 from Short circuit.

  • Underhill

    The California vanity plate is a nice touch.

    • BloodScrubber

      Would have been sweeter if someone slapped a Chive On bumper sticker on it though. B) Imagine seeing the first pictures back from ….Hump Day Mars!

  • tizsm

    sweet ride

  • http://TheChive Nani

    The real question is were did they find all those ninjas ….

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s cool they launched it from that guys parents’ roof. Fucking great story.

  • MITH

    I would rather see my tax money spent on this stuff then say, well-fare.

  • http://www.tsn.ca/ CalAb13

    #7 Could use one of those to pick up the dog poop in the back yard

  • FDecoy

    That's a fucking gorgeous piece of machinery. I look forward to the innovative tech in that thing that'll end up in my phone circa 2015… Godspeed Curiosity.

  • FDecoy

    @ MARS: What do we gain?
    Your phone, this website, your computer, gears in electric toothbrushes, the engines int eh cars you covet, touchscreen technologies, calculators, metal alloy tech and thus the stronger metal goods, better and cheaper and more efficient insulation, 3D graphic imaging, lightweight composite material, synthetic fibers used ubiquitously in modern clothes, technological contract and thus JOBS, American Jobs, x-ray technology, magnet tech such as MRI's, Artificial hearts, Shuttle radar that allows for high res imaging used on Google Earth and Maps, Aerodynamic toys, interactive computer technology started because NASA needed it so, video games, too… Not a single dollar spent on the space program is spent in space. It's all spent on Earth, in America, providing jobs and neat new shit you use everyday… Once you pull your head out of your ass you'll be able to see the stars.

    • Polonuts

      You forgot velcro =P

  • Clark

    Got to see this launch from my front back porch, AWESOMENESS!

    • clark

      the front back part is because it has a door and people use it as the front door… gotta love friends

  • Anonymous

    Okay so that guy is a complete tool. I’m a space engineering student and would like to point out that mars is one of like 5 bodies that has or has had potential for life in our solar system. Also if you think space exploration is stupid you can stop using cell phones wifi and satellite tv because they are all based on tech that was perfected by the space industry. On a final note aircraft that are 20 years old are still used for the same reason we still use all old tech… don’t fix what isn’t broken. We don’t need 380s for every route so old craft like 320s are still the best option in many cases.

    Also want to point out that gorgeous rtvg on the back of curiosity.

  • Harg Marglin

    Better than a stereo the MSL has a laser to blast rocks with. No joke.

  • ChicagoBearsFan

    It is a waste of money. But I think it's awesome that we continue to advance in our space technology. I hope in my life time I can see the first man step on the surface.

  • Frosty

    Im sure ive seen this design before.. oh yeah about ten years ago, i made it out of lego.

  • Anonymous

    They should make a laser

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