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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-007)
Payload: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Date: August 12, 2005
Window: 7:43-9:43 a.m. EDT (1143-1343 GMT)
Site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida

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Photo gallery: Atlas 5 rocket rolled to the launch pad

Riding atop a mobile launching platform, the Atlas 5 rocket is rolled from its assembly building to the pad at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 Wednesday night as the countdown began for the first attempt to launch NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Although the attempt was later scrubbed, the rocket remained on the pad during the 24-hour postponement. Photos: Adam Mattivi/Lockheed Martin





 

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