***Special Report: CURIOSITY

Hey Space Bloggers! Here’s a question for you.

CURIOSITY is ___ ?

a. the wish to know

b. a science lab on wheels

c. about the size of a small car

d. on its way to Mars right now

e. all of the above

Yes, Space Bloggers, the answer is ‘e’ all of the above.  Saturday morning (11/26/2011), after years of planning, developing, testing and more testing, CURIOSITY, the latest, greatest Mars rover, blasted off Earth atop an Atlas 5 rocket and soared into space.

Want to see the lift off? Atlas V Lifts Off with MSL click launch.

Want to see how it gets to Mars? How Do You Get to Mars? click flight plan.

Want to see what CURIOSITY will do on Mars? Curiosity Rover Trailer Well, the trip takes 8 months, so it won’t get there until, let’s see . . . August 2012. But if you’re really curious, click trailer and mission plan and Mars Science Laboratory and more MSL.   Enjoy!

Then come back next week for day 3 of Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Twelve?

About Jane Peddicord

Jane Ann Peddicord is an award winning author, lawyer, and space enthusiast. About her first book, NIGHT WONDERS, Laura Kraft of the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii wrote, “We’ve long waited for books such as these to explain, in age-appropriate language, some of the fundamental concepts that have shaken the foundation of Physics.” Jane is represented by Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio and likes science, space, and springer spaniels.
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