Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology
August 02, 2012 02:06 PM NASA's high-flying science lab is on a long-term mission to assess the habitability of Mars with tools that include a drill, scoop, camera, and on-board testing.
Ready for Liftoff
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying Curiosity lifted off from the Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Nov. 26, 2011. The spacecraft is expected to land near Mars' equator at about 10:31 p.m. Pacific Time, on August 5.