NASA’s Curiosity Rover Off to Mars

An Atlas V roared off the pad at Cape Canaveral this morning with NASA’s $2.5 million Mars Science Lab aboard. The spacecraft, which includes a car-sized rover named Curiosity, has separated from the Centaur upper stage and is now in interplanetary space on its way to the Red Planet.

Congratulations to everyone at NASA and United Launch Alliance on this successful start to the mission. Best of look going forward. This mission promises to rewrite the textbook on Mars. I can’t wait to see it rolling around on Mars next year.