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Curiosity Rover Deployment Practice
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Curiosity Rover Deployment Practice

August 1, 2012
Technicians at Kennedy's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility put the instrument mast and science boom on the Mars Science Laboratory rover, known as Curiosity, through a series of deployment tests. Curiosity has 10 science instruments to search for evidence about whether Mars has had environments favorable for microbial life, including chemical ingredients for life. Image credit: NASA/Frankie Martin