NASA's Mars Science Lab and Curiosity rover are the next steps in a long-term plan to travel farther and faster into space. Check out this visual tour of the future spacecrafts and tools that will get them there.
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NASA's Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) is a concept spacecraft that's designed for both space travel and surface exploration. In this artist's rendering, an astronaut uses tethering to maneuver around an asteroid. The SEV is nearby, with the Orion multipurpose crew vehicle in the background. Credit: NASA