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Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Gov. Brown To Visit NASA Lab In Pasadena Responsible For Curiosity Rover

Gov. Jerry Brown is planning to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists responsible for the successful mission to land the rover Curiosity on Mars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2012

Engineers work on the Mars rover "Curiosity," at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. (credit: AP)

Mars Rover Curiosity To Land In 96-Mile-Wide Crater

NASA’s next Mars rover will land at the foot of a towering mountain inside a 96-mile-wide crater to search for evidence that the region once had conditions capable of supporting microbial life, project officials announced Friday.

07/22/2011