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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The Juno spacecraft set off in August 2011 on a five-year journey to Jupiter, where it will orbit the planet to study its interior structure, atmosphere, and magnetosphere. Lockheed Martin was the manufacturer, and the Italian Space Agency contributed scientific equipment. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is managing the mission. Image credit: NASA/JPL