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NASA | Mars News Briefing: Mars Opportunity and Curiosity Rover January 23, 2014 [HD]

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Information about the mission (concerning Curiosity rover). Mission name: Mars Science Laboratory Rover name: Curiosity rover Size: About the size of a car -- 10 feet long (not including the arm), 9 feet wide and 7 feet tall! Weight: 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds) Features: Geology lab, rocker-bogie suspension, rock-vaporizing laser and lots of cameras Mission: To search areas of Mars for past or present conditions favorable for life, and conditions capable of preserving a record of life Launch: Nov. 26, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Arrival: August 5, 2012 PDT Length of mission on Mars: The prime mission will last one Mars year or about 23 Earth months. Mission Fact sheet: Download the PDF: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/news/pdfs/MSL_Fact_Sheet-20100916.pdf See more videos about Curiosity Rover, Mars Science Laboratory (MSL): http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD0891CB3E1A6D850 See more videos about the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Space Mission: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6vzpF_OEV8kMdlZGoROTHSTz0ygp8AW4 or directly Opportunity Rover: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD9941F648242BA67 Release Date: 23 January 2014 Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)