Successful NASA MSL Launch!


NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft, including the new Curiosity rover, is flying free after separation from the Centaur, the upper stage of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that started the spacecraft on its journey to the Red Planet. Liftoff was on time at 10:02 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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