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100 Days and Counting to NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Landing

The space program has massive databases that it analyzes to ensure successful missions. This mission to Mars is no different.

At 10:31 p.m. PDT today, April 27, (1:31 p.m.  EDT), NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, carrying the one-ton Curiosity rover,  will be within 100 days from its appointment with the Martian surface. At that  moment, the mission has about 119 million miles (191 million kilometers) to go  and is closing at a speed of 13,000 mph (21,000 kilometers per hour).

Read more: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2012-120

 

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