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Curiosity Rover Liftoff
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Curiosity Rover Liftoff

August 2, 2012
With NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft sealed inside its payload fairing, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket rides smoke and flames as it rises from the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:02 a.m. EST Nov. 26. Courtesy: Scott Andrews/Canon Nov. 26, 2011