Casual Friday — getting ready for Curiosity

If all goes well, the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity will launch from Florida tomorrow morning (10:02 a.m. Eastern Time, 1502 GMT). JPL put together this video (11:20 long, direct link here) of highlights in the rover’s planned mission:

It’s impressively detailed, even includes a fly-over by the MRO orbiter! Meanwhile, here are some other good Curiosity links if you’d like to read more:

Wheels on Mars: New Curiosity Rover Has Big Tracks to Fill | Space.com

Curiosity is set to seek life on Mars | Skymania News and Guide

Girl Who Named NASA’s Mars Rover Excited to Watch It Blast Off | Space.com

NASA’s Huge New Rover Launching to Mars | Space.com

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