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Mars in a Minute – How Do You Get to Mars?

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Tomorrow morning, the phenomenal Mars Rover Curiosity will be launching into space at 10:02am EST. The 2000 pound robot is expected to land on Mars in August 2012, initially entering the atmosphere at 13,000 miles (21,000 kilometers) an hour.

We’ve been excited about @MarsCuriosity‘s journey since we linked to a concept animation of its mission and planned landing. It’s a must watch!

There are also a bunch of videos of NASA building it. Twice as large and five times heavier than the last two rovers they sent to Mars, it will be a monumental event when Curiosity arrives safely on Martian ground. 

Watch tomorrow’s launch live on NASA TV!  

h/t @wizzyrea.

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