The successful August 6 landing of NASA’s latest Mars rover, Curiosity, was a great moment for planetary exploration and public excitement in space alike. Now safely exploring the geology within the Red Planet’s Gale Crater for signs of past habitability, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) has already gone through a tremendous amount on its interplanetary journey. I covered much of its story in “Curiosity’s first days on Mars,” but space limitations always make it hard to include everything. Astronomy magazine subscribers can read the full article and view the videos for free. Just make sure you're registered with the website.