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Curiosity Rover and Atlas 5 Rocket Roll Out

Credit: Mike Wall/SPACE.com
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and its Atlas 5 rocket roll out from Launch Complex 41's Vertical Integration Facility at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force…Read More »





Station on the morning of Nov. 25, 2011. The rover launched on Nov. 26.   Less «
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