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Mars Rover Curiosity Sealed Up For Launch 87

Posted by Soulskill
from the no-cats-were-harmed-in-the-making-of-this-rover dept.
astroengine writes "On Oct. 5, less than two months before it will be launched, Mars Science Laboratory 'Curiosity' was sealed between its heat shield and back shell at Kennedy Space Center's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. The next time the one-ton rover sees daylight will be on Aug. 6, 2012, as the heat shield separates after successful entry through the Martian atmosphere, shortly before Curiosity touches down inside Gale Crater."
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Mars Rover Curiosity Sealed Up For Launch

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