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Emily LakdawallaJune 21, 2011

How to Wrap a Mars Rover, redux

All right, I'll admit it: JPL's video is way, way cooler than mine. Four days of packing Curiosity up for shipping, condensed into under a minute. I love the moments where you see her wheels drop and dangle under her suspension, and then where they tuck her legs up tight. However, I have to quibble with their choice of music. Because in any video where strangely attired people are running around in fast motion, the only allowable music choice is Yakety Sax.

Meanwhile, Curiosity has left the building. This photo was taken in the public viewing gallery and posted to unmannedspaceflight.com this morning.

MSL was here

Courtesy of toddbronco2

MSL was here

Read more: mission status, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

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