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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A Delta II rocket launches NASA's Dawn spacecraft in 2007 from Cape Canaveral. Nine solid-fuel boosters ring the base of the rocket. NASA describes Dawn as being a "journey to the beginning of the solar system." Dawn is on its way to the so-called asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Photo credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph and Rafael Hernandez
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