NASA's Curiosity rover faces its moment of truth

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 09:00 in Astronomy & Space

The Mars Science Laboratory is set to reach its destination the evening of Aug. 5 Pacific time, when its Curiosity rover will begin its complex descent to the planet. It will represent a moment of truth for researchers not only at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., but for contributors across NASA and around the world.

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