2011 11 26 – Mars Rover Curiosity to Launch

At 10:02 a.m. EST this morning, Mars rover Curiosity (and rocket Atlas V) is set to be launched at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is due to reach Mars in August 2012 to begin its two-year mission to determine where there may have been life on the planet.

NASA Set to Launch Mars Rover

To watch a live stream video of the launch:   Mars Rover Launch Live

For those of you that have slower connection, here’s an alternate link: NASA Mobile

Exciting times ahead for the space program.

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~ by Erika Rix on November 26, 2011.

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