Fine Structure

Mars Science Lab Launch Planned For 2011

Twittering for the Mars Science Laboratory is picking up: two informative tweets so far today! First, some excellent high-res pictures of MSL inside it's travelwear, both with and without the backshell. And some unfortunate news, MSL won't launch in 2009 as previously expected but will try again when travel to Mars is possible in 2011.

I'm sure this is disappointing to the MSL team but hopefully they'll be able to get some additional improvements and extra testing in before the new launch date.