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NASA declares Curiosity launch a complete success

Super-size rover gets big send-off for Mars mission

The Mars Science Laboratory launched from Cape Canaveral yesterday on a mission to seek evidence of microbial life on the planet. It is scheduled to arrive in August. The Mars Science Laboratory launched from Cape Canaveral yesterday on a mission to seek evidence of microbial life on the planet. It is scheduled to arrive in August. (Terry Renna/Associated Press)
By Marcia Dunn
Associated Press / November 27, 2011
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The world’s biggest extraterrestrial explorer, NASA’s Curiosity rover, rocketed toward Mars yesterday on a search for evidence that the red planet might once have been home to itsy-bitsy life. It will take 8 months for Curiosity to reach Mars following a journey of 354 million miles.

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