Behind the Scenes of NASA's Mars Rover Launch

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Rocket and Rover Ready for Flight, a quick video from NASA, shows preparations for the November 26 launch of the newest Mars rover, Curiosity, which is now on its way to the red planet. See Alan Taylor's "NASA Prepares to Launch Curiosity" for photographs of the project, and the Atlantic Wire's "Meet Curiosity, NASA's $2.5 Billion Mars Rover" for more information about the one-ton robot.

For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.

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