NASA's next mars rover is scheduled to launch near the end of the year, landing on Mars sometime next summer. It is bridled with all sorts of cool new technologies and tools to examine a new area of the martian surface. Everyone is up in arms with the shuttle program coming to and end today, but there is still plenty of cool scientific space exploration happening!
Cool Slideshow of the Rover
cool time-lapse of the preparation for the last shuttle flight, Atlantis that launched today