23 November 2011
MSL is ready for a launch on Saturday, and the forecast is looking good! In preparation for the launch there is a bunch of great information about the mission available online. First, I highly recommend taking a look at the press kit. It is impressively detailed (more than 60 pages!) but quite reader-friendly. You can also head over to the MSL website for lots of photos of the launch prep and new depictions of the rover and the landing site. I also recommend checking out the Planetary Society blog for info about how to view the launch, and a nice comparison of the various Mars rovers and Viking. Also, I put together a flyer for the ChemCam team. Click the small version below for a higher-res view.