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  1. Curiosity makes successful Mars landing

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    August 10, 2012

    The Curiosity rover, part of America's MSL mission, touched down on the Red Planet on Monday 6 August 2012, according to schedule. A confirmation signal was received at 7:31 a.m. (Paris time) at mission control at JPL, Pasadena, California.

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  2. DECLIC set to show matter as never before

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    August 31, 2009

    The DECLIC mini-laboratory developed by CNES is scheduled to reach the International Space Station on 25 August, carrying a full set of equipment to study transparent materials and supercritical fluids like water in microgravity.

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  3. MSL on its way to Mars

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    November 28, 2011

    Curiosity, the ultra-sophisticated rover on the U.S. Mars Science Laboratory mission, lifted off for Mars on 26 November from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Several French laboratories are along for the ride.

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  4. EPM on Columbus working like a charm

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    February 26, 2008

    The human physiology experiment module on the Columbus orbital laboratory was successfully activated Saturday by Léopold Eyharts. This is good news for the CADMOS facility in Toulouse, which is monitoring the module.

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  5. MSL: Gale Crater chosen for Mars exploration in 2012

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    July 26, 2011

    NASA has announced the landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. The target is an impact crater with an eroded mountain at its centre. French teams are part of the programme.

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