Issue Date: November 21, 2011
Mars Science Laboratory Set For Launch
The National Aeronautics & Space Administration is about to make its biggest, most elaborate bid to determine whether Mars has, or ever had, the capability to support life. Eight years in the making and costing $2.5 billion, the Mars Science Laboratory mission features a 1-ton rover named Curiosity, packed with two fully equipped analytical chemistry laboratories.
The rocket that will carry the craft to Mars is set to launch on Friday, Nov. 25, from Florida’s . . .
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