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read the article 'Next NASA Mars Mission Rescheduled For 2011'
December 4, 2008
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will launch two years later than previously planned, in the fall of 2011. The mission will send a next-generation rover with unprecedented research tools to study the early environmental history of Mars.
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read the article 'Site List Narrows For NASA's Next Mars Landing'
November 19, 2008
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Four intriguing places on Mars have risen to the final round as NASA selects a landing site for its next Mars mission, the Mars Science Laboratory.
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read the article 'NASA Invites Students to Name New Mars Rover'
November 18, 2008
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA is looking for the right stuff, or in this case, the right name for the next Mars rover.
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read the article 'Mars Rovers Sharpen Questions About Livable Conditions'
February 15, 2008
Source: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Like salt used as a preservative, high concentrations of dissolved minerals in the wet, early-Mars environment known from discoveries by NASA's Opportunity rover may have thwarted any microbes from developing or surviving.
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Mission Information

Launched:
7:02 a.m. PST, Nov. 26, 2011
(10:02 a.m. EST)

Landed:
10:32 p.m. PDT, Aug. 5, 2012
(1:32 a.m. EDT, Aug. 6, 2012)

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