On November 26, 2011 at 10:02am EST NASA successfully launched the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) from Cape Canaveral aboard an Atlas V rocket. Shortly afterwards NASA propelled it on course to Mars.
One of our very own members, Mark, the owner of the @DallasMars Twitter handle, attended the event as a special guest of NASA’s Tweetup.
We are very excited about the mission and its science and will provide regular updates. The link to the MSL page at JPL can be found on our Links page.