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Poised for Red Planet

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- NASA's Mars Science Laboratory with is centerpiece Curiosity rover, depicted here, is scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Saturday from Launch Complex 41. The launch window is 10:02-11:45 a.m. The rover will assess whether Mars was, or is still today, an environment able to support microbial life and determine the planet's habitability. (Graphic courtesy of NASA)

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