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Boosting Curiosity Rovers Atlas V
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Boosting Curiosity Rover's Atlas V

August 1, 2012
At the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41, technicians use a lifting device to elevate a solid rocket motor into an upright position. The motor will be mated to a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket which will carry NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission. Image credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis Sept. 12, 2011