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Photos: NASA's Curiosity Rover Launches to Mars

Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Launches Into Space

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The Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity rover, launches into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Nov. 26, 2011.

Curiosity's Launch

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Nov. 26, 2011.

Mars Rover Curiosity Launch

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NASA's Curiosity rover launches into space.

Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Atlas 5 Launch

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NASA's Curiosity rover launches atop an Atlas 5 rocket on Nov. 26, 2011.

Curiosity Rover Blasts Into Space

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The Atlas 5 rocket carrying NASA's Curiosity rover blasts into space.

Mars Rover Curiosity Launches Into Space

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The Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity rover, rockets into space.

Atlas 5 Rocket Carrying Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity Rover

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A close view of the Atlas 5 rocket blasting into space with the Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity rover.

Curiosity Rover Rockets Into Space Aboard Atlas 5 Rocket

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The Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity rover, rockets into space aboard an Atlas 5 rocket.

Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Launch

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The Mars Science Laboratory launches into space on an Atlas 5 rocket on Nov. 26, 2011.

Curiosity Rover Mars Science Laboratory Rocket Launch

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The solid rocket boosters fall away from the Atlas 5 rocket during the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory on Nov. 26, 2011.

Onboard Atlas 5 Rocket Carrying Curiosity Rover

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An onboard view of the Atlas 5 rocket as it blasts into space with NASA's newest Mars rover, Curiosity.

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