An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, launching a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered NASA rover toward Mars to look for life habitats there. The 20-story-tall booster built by United Launch Alliance lifted off from its seaside launch pad at 10:02 a.m. EST, soaring through partly cloudy skies as it headed into space to send NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory on a 354-million-mi. (556 million km), nearly nine-month journey to the Red ...
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