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Curiosity Rover Going Into the Fairing
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Curiosity Rover Going Into the Fairing

August 1, 2012
Preparations are under way to enclose NASA's Mars Science Laboratory in an Atlas V rocket payload fairing. The blocks on the fairing's interior are components of the fairing acoustic protection system, designed to protect the payload by dampening the sound created by the rocket during liftoff. Image credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann Oct. 25, 2011


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