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Eight years ago, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) first began its work on the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity. Because of its long record of success with Wind River® on more than 20 JPL missions, NASA chose VxWorks® for the most technologically advanced autonomous robotic spacecraft and geologist set ever to be deployed by any space venture. Wind River VxWorks powered the craft's controls from the second the rocket left Earth on November 26, 2011, to its successful landing in the Gale Crater on Mars on August 5, 2012, and will support Curiosity's exploratory capability throughout the life of the mission.

Stay tuned for future updates as Wind River VxWorks continues to play a strategic role in NASA's groundbreaking mission to determine whether Mars is or has ever been capable of supporting life and to assess the planet's habitability for future human missions.

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NEWS RELEASE: WIND RIVER TECHNOLOGY POWERS NASA JPL'S SPACE EXPLORATION

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GUIDED TOUR OF WIND RIVER'S LONG HISTORY WITH NASA

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Watch Now SeaWinds 1999 Deep Space 1 1998 Stardust 1999 Stardust – NExT 1999 Mars Odyssey - 2001 Spirit 2003 Opportunity 2003 Spitzer 2003 Deep Impact 2005 Deep Impact EPOXI 2005 Reconnaissance Orbiter 2006 DAWN 2007 Phoenix 2007 Kepler 2009

SUCCESS STORY: NASA'S MARS ROVER CURIOSITY POWERED BY WIND RIVER

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