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Trajectory Maneuver Slated for Jan. 11

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Mars Science Laboratory

The spacecraft includes a disc-shaped cruise stage (on left) attached to the aeroshell; the rover (Curiosity) and descent stage are tucked inside the aeroshell.

Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

An engine firing on Jan. 11 will be the biggest maneuver that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft will perform on its flight between Earth and Mars.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory / NASA
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