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Arrival of Rocket to Carry Curiosity Rover
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Arrival of Rocket to Carry Curiosity Rover

August 1, 2012
A driver backs the Atlas V first stage into position in the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V, in the 541 configuration with four solid rocket boosters attached, will be used to loft the Mars Science Laboratory into space. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett July 29, 2011