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Curiosity on its way to Mars!

Yesterday morning, NASA successfully launched the Mars Science Laboratory — named Curiosity — toward the fourth planet. If, like me, you missed the launch itself (^%$#@&! sinuses) why then, here’s some pretty dramatic video of the liftoff: [Make sure to set it to 720p resolution!] The cool parts to watch are: about 2 minutes in [...]
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One year after launch, Curiosity rover busy on Mars

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

The NASA Mars rover Curiosity began its flight to Mars on Nov. 26, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., tucked inside the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft. One year after launch and 16 weeks since its dramatic landin... Read Post

News Flash: NASA Launches Mars 'Curiosity' Rover on Its Historic Mission (VIDEO)

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (3 years ago)

NASA has launched its next Mars rover, capping a long-awaited mission to investigate whether the Red Planet could ever have hosted microbial life. The car-size Curiosity rover -the Mars Science Laboratory, or MSL- blasted off atop i... Read Post

Mars Science Laboratory: NASA launches most capable and robust rover to Red Planet

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the Nov. 26 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, which carries a car-sized rover named Curiosity. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket occurred at 10:02 a... Read Post


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