NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the Nov. 26, 2011, launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, which carries a car-sized rover named Curiosity. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket occurred at 10:02 a.m. EST (7:02 a.m.)
November 26, 2011
Recorded Live: Nov. 26, Saturday: 7:30 a.m. EST (4:30 a.m. PST)
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After a successful launch, the Mars Science Laboratory is in Good Health. Engineers have received data from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory showing that all systems are operating normally. The approximately eight-month journey to Mars is underway.
Launch Coverage Began at
11-26-11 at 7:30 a.m. EST (4:30 a.m. PST)