Monday, November 28, 2011

NASA launches Curiosity, nuclear- powered rover to Mars in search of life

Terry Renna/AP
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday.

It will take 8½ months for Curiosity to reach Mars following a journey of 354 million miles

BY Associated Press
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Saturday, November 26 2011, 11:01 AM

The world's biggest extraterrestrial explorer, NASA's Curiosity rover, rocketed toward Mars on Saturday on a search for evidence that the red planet might once have been home to itsy-bitsy life.

It will take 8½ months for Curiosity to reach Mars following a journey of 354 million miles.
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