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NASA's Marc Curiosity Rover Team Receives Congratulatory Call from President Obama
President Barack Obama made a congratulatory call to members of NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., this morning.

The President’s call comes a week after Curiosity landed on the Red Planet. The planetary rover carries the most advanced science payload ever used on Mars’ surface. During the next two years, it will use its 10 instruments to investigate whether conditions have been favorable for microbial life and for preserving clues in the rocks about possible past life. Curiosity was designed, developed and assembled at JPL, which also is where the rover’s mission control is located.

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President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

TRT-0:11“I just wanted to call and say congratulations to the entire Mars Science Laboratory Team and really all of JPL on last Monday’s incredible success.”
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President Barack Obama

TRT-0:12“It’s really mind boggling what you’ve been able to accomplish and being able to get that whole landing sequence to work the way you did and it’s a testimony to your team.”
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