Three days after launch, Mike Watkins preps for mission

Mars Science Laboratory Mission Manager Mike Watkins stands in front of a full-scale model of Curiosity at JPL, three days after the real rover lifted off. As to the likelihood discusses of finding evidence life once existed on the Red Planet, he said: "It's not definite that the mission will find those organic building blocks, and part of the reason is that it's hard to find them in Earth rocks that are that old."
Cheryl A. Guerrero / Staff Photographer
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