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The Mars Science Lab, atop an Atlas rocket, is moved from its hangar (left) to Pad 41 (right — the four lightning towers) where it is scheduled to begin a 9 month trip to the surface of Mars at 10:02 am, Saturday, November 26, 2011. This photo, taken about 9 am, Friday, November 25, 2011, shows the MSL stack about midway between the pad and the hangar. The photo was taken from The Beach House, a relaxation villa for astronauts (and once a private from before the space center took the property) on the Atlantic Ocean beach. On the extreme far right of this photograph, Pad 39-A, is visible. The final shuttle missions were launched from 39-A.
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Carol Anne Swagler's photograph of the Mars Science Laboratory attached to an Atlas rocket awaiting launch at Kennedy Space Center Pad 41. MSL was moved to the pad on Friday morning, November 25, 2011, one day before anticipated launch at 10:02 am Saturday, November 26, 2011. MSL is scheduled to land on Mars on August 6, 2012. This photograph was taken at 10:40 am Friday, November 25, 2011.

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