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Mars rover replica on display at SF's Exploratorium

Monday, August 06, 2012
After traveling 8 1/2 months and 352 million miles, Curiosity will attempt a landing on Mars the night of Aug. 5, 2012.

Engineers work on a model of the Mars rover Curiosity at the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. After traveling 8 1/2 months and 352 million miles, Curiosity will attempt a landing on Mars the night of Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

If you'd like to see what the Curiosity Rover looks like up close and personal, just head to The Exploratorium in San Francisco, there's a full-scale replica on display right now. It's just one of two in the country on loan from NASA.

In addition, visitors can enjoy daily images from Martian terrain taken by Curiosity.

The exhibit is called "Return to Mars: Roving with Curiosity." The replica will be on display through September 16th.

 

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