If the stars are aligned properly, NASA’s latest rover will be among them. Scheduled to launch at 10:02 am EST, Curiosity will be setting sail on a nine-month trip to the planet Mars. In August 2012, it will decelerate into the atmosphere, a series of entry events will quickly take place, ending with a rocket-powered sky crane lowering the rover gently to the surface. Its stay is a proposed 668 Martian sols, or nearly two Earth years, starting in Gale crater. Godspeed, Curiosity!