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An engineering model of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is seen from the rear in a sandy, Mars-like environment named the Mars Yard at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California July 25, 2012. The real Curiosity rover, part of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, is on its way to the Red Planet, with a planned arrival and landing on the evening of August 5 PDT, early morning August 6 EDT. (Danny Moloshok/REUTERS)

An engineering model of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is seen from the rear in a sandy, Mars-like environment named the Mars Yard at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California July 25, 2012. The real Curiosity rover, part of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, is on its way to the Red Planet, with a planned arrival and landing on the evening of August 5 PDT, early morning August 6 EDT.

(Danny Moloshok/REUTERS)

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sunday, Aug. 5
NASA Previews Mars Landing
6 to 7 p.m. ET
NASA science news conference on the mission directorate.

Sunday, Aug. 5
NASA Mars Rover Landing
11:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. ET
Curiosity landing: coverage and commentary during the entry decent and landing.

Monday, Aug. 6
NASA Mars Rover News
No earlier than 2:15 a.m. ET
Curiosity rover post-landing news conference.

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