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+ - Successful Trajectory Maneuver for Next Mars Rover->

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sighted writes "NASA reports that the spacecraft carrying the Mars Science Laboratory, also known as the Curiosity rover, has just reached an important turning point on its way to the Red Planet. A three-hour series of thruster firings changed the ship's velocity by just 12.3 mph (5.5 m/s)--enough to compensate for an intentional misdirection at launch that will send the mission's booster rocket safely off into space while the rover now heads for the intriguing Gale Crater."
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