A portion of the west rim of Endeavour crater sweeps southward in this view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. NASA adjusted the colors in this image. Fans of the film Capricorn One may want to see the original orange-tinted image. NASA hide caption

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More than a million people were expected in the area around the Kennedy Space Center to watch the launch. Many arrived before sunrise to claim the best seats. Scott Cameron/NPR hide caption

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