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Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology

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.
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NASA prepared for the Mars Science Lab mission by mating the cruise stage to the aeroshell, which carries Curiosity. The purpose of the cruise stage is to provide solar power, thrusters for navigation, and heat exchangers to the rover as it travels to Mars.

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golf25radioman
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8/10/2012 | 7:10:21 PM
re: Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology
I heard it was nuclear powered. Better than the solar in the previous landers, they had many problems due to dust and the Mars seasons. Not sure of the details of the power though.
tsbabur
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tsbabur,
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8/7/2012 | 8:09:09 AM
re: Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology
this is very informative to be here
Also find information about NASA latest mission at:
http://tsbabur.blogspot.com/
Old Tom See
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Old Tom See,
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8/2/2012 | 6:47:56 PM
re: Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology
What powers this thing?
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