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NASA scientists named the Curiosity touch-down area Bradbury Landing after writer Ray Bradbury, seen on screen, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. The six-wheel rover made its first test drive on Wednesday as a warm-up for the long trek to the mountain expected later this year. Shown from left: Dr. Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration program at NASA Headquarters, Peter Theisinger, MSL project manger, NASA JPL, Pasadena; Matt Heverly, Lead Curiosity Driver; Roger Wiens, principal investigator of ChemCam, and Joy Crisp, MSL deputy project scientist. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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