NASA to Launch Mars Rover to begin hunt for Life on Mars
The US space agency NASA plans to launch its newest Mars rover on 26 Nov 2011. It is the most powerful, advanced and capable planetary robotic rover ever built to explore The Red planet. The rover is scheduled to launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at exactly 10:02 a.m. EST on Saturday 26 Nov.
The car-sized buggy at 1 ton of weight will roam the mars's surface looking for signs that life may once have existed on the red planet or may still do. At a price of USD 2.5 billion, the nuclear-powered rover, also known as Curiosity, aims to provide NASA scientists with detailed information about the rocks on the surface of Mars, and clues about whether life ever existed on Earth's nearest neighbor.