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Crucial Rocket Firing Puts Curiosity on Course for Martian Crater Touchdown - Universe Today
[/caption] NASA’s car-sized Curiosity Mars Science Lab (MSL) rover is now on course to touch down inside a crater on Mars in August following the completion of the biggest and most crucial firing of her 8.5 month interplanetary journey from Earth to the Red Planet. Engineers successfully commanded an array of thrusters on MSL’s solar …