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read the article 'NASA Mars-Bound Rover Begins Research In Space'
December 13, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its 8-month trip from Earth to Mars. The research will aid in planning for future human missions to the Red Planet.
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read the article 'NASA Launches Most Capable and Robust Rover To Mars'
November 26, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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.m. EST (7:02 a.m. PST).
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read the article 'NASA Updates Prelaunch Events for Mars Science Lab.'
November 21, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has updated information about the news conferences and other events for the agency's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover launch. Liftoff is scheduled at 7:02 a.m. PST (10:02 a.m. EST) on Saturday, Nov. 26 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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read the article 'NASA Hosts 150 Twitter Followers At Mars Rover Launch'
November 16, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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read the article 'NASA Sets Mars Science Laboratory Launch Coverage'
November 10, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft with the Curiosity rover is set to launch to the planet Mars aboard an Atlas V rocket on Nov. 26, 2011 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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read the article 'NASA Ready For November Launch Of Car-Size Mars Rover'
November 10, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's most advanced mobile robotic laboratory, which will examine one of the most intriguing areas on Mars, is in final preparations for a launch from Florida's Space Coast at 10:02 a.m. EST (7:02 a.m. PST) on Nov. 26.
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read the article 'NASA To Hold Media Briefing About Mars Rover Launch'
November 8, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, with the largest and most capable rover going to another planet.
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read the article 'NASA Announces Tweetup For Mars Rover Launch'
September 28, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a two-day launch Tweetup for 150 of its Twitter followers on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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read the article 'NASA's Next Mars Rover to Land at Gale Crater'
July 22, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet's Gale Crater.
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read the article 'NASA to Announce Landing Site for New Mars Rover'
July 18, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will host a news conference at 10 a.m. EDT, Friday, July 22 to announce the selected landing site for the agency's latest Mars rover.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Arrives in Florida After Cross-Country Flight'
June 23, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's next Mars rover has completed the journey from its California birthplace to Florida in preparation for launch this fall.
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read the article 'NASA's Next Mars Rover Nears Completion'
April 6, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New images show Curiosity, the rover for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, looking similar to how it will appear after it lands on Mars in August 2012.
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read the article 'Work Stopped on Alternative Cameras for Mars Rover'
March 25, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The main camera instrument for the next rover to Mars will use a pair of cameras with different focal lengths, already installed and tested, rather than twin zoom cameras.
read the article 'Work Stopped on Alternative Cameras for Mars Rover' Read More

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