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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity team member, Miguel San Martin, chief engineer, Guidance, Navigation, and Control at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, left, celebrates with Adam Steltzner, MSL entry, descent and landing (EDL) of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), right, after the successful landing of Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity team member Miguel San Martin (left), chief engineer, Guidance, Navigation, and Control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, celebrates Aug. 5, 2012, with Adam Steltzner, MSL entry, descent and landing of the Mars Science Laboratory, after the successful landing of Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars at the NASA laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** This Aug. 2, 2012, file photo shows Nick Lam, data controller, monitoring the Mars rover Curiosity from the Deep Space Network's control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

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** FILE ** This Aug. 2, 2012, file photo shows Nick Lam, data controller, monitoring the Mars rover Curiosity from the Deep Space Network's control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

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This artists rendering provided by NASA shows Curiosity, the Mars Rover. After traveling 8½ months and 352 million miles, Curiosity will attempt a landing on Mars Aug. 5, 2012. (Associated Press/NASA)

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This artists rendering provided by NASA shows Curiosity, the Mars Rover. After traveling 8½ months and 352 million miles, Curiosity will attempt a landing on Mars Aug. 5, 2012. (Associated Press/NASA)

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FILE - This undated photo released by NASA shows astronaut Sally Ride. Ride, the first American woman in space, died Monday, July 23, 2012 after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61. (AP Photo/NASA, File)

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This undated photo released by NASA shows astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. (Associated Press/NASA). File photo.

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The Nuclear Spectroscoptic Telescope Array, or NuStar, was attached to a Pegasus XL rocket for its launch Wednesday as a cost-cutting measure by NASA. The $170 million mission is expected to give scientists sharp images from hard-to-see celestial objects. (Associated Press)

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An artist's rendering depicts NASA's latest X-ray telescope, dubbed NuStar, which was launched on a two-year mission on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific to study black holes and other celestial objects. (AP Photo/NASA)

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An artist's rendering depicts NASA's latest X-ray telescope, dubbed NuStar, which was launched on a two-year mission on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific to study black holes and other celestial objects. (AP Photo/NASA)

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This frame grab image from NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon capsule, center, the U.S. Destiny lab, left and the Japanese Kibo module, right just after the Dragon capsule was dematted from the International Space Station Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/NASA)

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This frame grab image from NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon capsule, center, the U.S. Destiny lab, left and the Japanese Kibo module, right just after the Dragon capsule was dematted from the International Space Station Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/NASA)

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This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft (top) as it approaches the International Space Station on May 25, 2012. Dragon is scheduled to spend about a week docked with the station before returning to Earth on May 31 for retrieval. (Associated Press/NASA)

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This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft (top) as it approaches the International Space Station on May 25, 2012. Dragon is scheduled to spend about a week docked with the station before returning to Earth on May 31 for retrieval. (Associated Press/NASA)

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This image provided by NASA, taken May 25, 2012, at 1:15 a.m. EDT, shows Hurricane Bud. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Bud has strengthened off the southwestern coast of Mexico. (Associated Press/NASA)

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This image provided by NASA, taken May 25, 2012, at 1:15 a.m. EDT, shows Hurricane Bud. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Bud has strengthened off the southwestern coast of Mexico. (Associated Press/NASA)

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This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft as it flies over the coast of West Africa taken from Canadarm2's video camera as Dragon approaches the International Space Station early May 25, 2012. In foreground is a portion of Canadarm2. (Associated Press/NASA)

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This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft as it flies over the coast of West Africa taken from Canadarm2's video camera as Dragon approaches the International Space Station early May 25, 2012. In foreground is a portion of Canadarm2. (Associated Press/NASA)

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This frame grab from NASA-TV shows the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket on the launch pad at complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., seconds after the launch was aborted due to technical problems early Saturday, May 19, 2012. The launch is rescheduled for Tuesday morning, May 22, 2012, at 3:44 a.m. EDT (AP Photo/NASA)