CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - NOVEMBER 26: In this handout provided by NASA, United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover aboard clears the tower during ... more 
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - NOVEMBER 26: In this handout provided by NASA, United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover aboard clears the tower during launch at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station November 26, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Sealed inside the rocket's protective payload fairing is NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft, beginning a 9-month interplanetary cruise to Mars where it is designed to search for signs of life, including methane, and help determine if the gas is from a biological or geological source.. (Photo by Darrell L. McCall/NASA via Getty Images) less 
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