APRIL 4, 2011. PASADENA, CA. In the clean room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, the Mars Rover, Curiosity is fully assembled. The front of the rover is on the left in this side view. It’s about 10 feet long. It will soon be crated and shipped to Florida for an expected launch to Mars in November 2011. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)