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NASA in high gear for Mars rover launch

The US space agency is poised to launch the most powerful and advanced robotic rover ever built to explore Mars and hunt for signs that life may once have existed on the red planet. The Mars Science Laboratory, a six-wheeled vehicle powered by nuclear fuel, is scheduled to begin its…

NASA rover launch to Mars delayed

WASHINGTON — The US space agency has postponed by one day its plan to launch the biggest rover ever to Mars, with the liftoff of the Mars Science Laboratory now set for November 26. The delay will “allow time for the team to remove and replace a flight termination system…