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Gallery: Mars Rover Curiosity Landing Success

Walk-in of MSL Team

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Members of the MSL team excitedly greet each other at the start of the Curiosity rover press conference at JPL in Pasadena, CA, August 5, 2012.

Clara Ma Acknowledged at Curiosity Rover Press Conference

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Clara Ma, who provided the winning name of Curiosity for the Mars Science Laboratory rover, is acknowledged at the JPL press conference following the successful landing on Mars, August 5, 2012.

John Holdren at Curiosity Press Conference

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Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy John Holdren speaks at the press conference at JPL, Pasadena, CA, August 5, 2012, following the successful landing of Curiosity rover on Mars.

MSL Press Conference

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Press conference at JPL in Pasadena, CA, on August 5, 2012, following the successful landing of Curiosity rover on Mars.

Bolden Speaks Following Curiosity Landing

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NASA Administrator Bolden speaks briefly to NASA TV at JPL in Pasadena, CA, August 5, 2012, following the successful landing of Curiosity rover on Mars.

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JPL technicians about to turn off the uplink transmitter, August 5, 2012.

Rob Manning Interview

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On August 5, 2012, Rob Manning, MSL Chief Engineer, JPL, speaks to NASA TV a few minutes before Curiosity rover's scheduled landing.

Curiosity Rover Press Conference Panelists

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Curiosity Rover press conference panelists at JPL in Pasadena, CA, August 5, 2012.

Good Luck Peanuts

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Peanuts are eaten as a good luck charm for NASA missions, in this case for Curiosity rover's landing on Mars, August 5, 2012.

John Grunsfeld Speaks Prior to Curiosity Landing

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NASA Associate Administrator John Grunsfeld speaks just a few minutes before Curiosity rover's scheduled landing, August 5, 2012.

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