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Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity Rover) Mission Animation

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This might be my favorite set of videos. From JPLNews, which has absolutely amazing videos about building Curiosity, as well as videos about asteroid exploration and other less publicized missions — this is a concept animation of the rover that will launch sometime in late 2011, to land on Mars in August of 2012! We also found these fascinating:

You can follow the Curiosity Rover on Twitter: @MarsCuriosity

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