NASA Rover Headed for Mars

November 28, 2011 Updated Nov 28, 2011 at 10:52 AM EDT

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NASA Rover Headed for Mars

November 28, 2011 Updated Nov 28, 2011 at 10:52 AM EDT

NASA on Saturday launched its latest Mars rover, with Curiosity blasting off toward the red planet.

According to a story on Space.com, Curiosity's mission is to investigate whether Mars could have hosted microbial life at some point. Curiosity is expected to arrive at Mars in August of 2012, according to the Space.com report.

Read the Space.com story HERE.