Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the character Uhura in the original "Star Trek" TV series, poses at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calfiornia August 5, 2012. The Mars Science Lab Curiosity rover is set to land on Mars in the late evening of August 5, 2012. The Mars rover Curiosity, on a quest for signs the Red Planet once hosted ingredients for life, streaked into the home stretch of its eight-month voyage on Sunday nearing a make-or-break landing attempt that NASA calls one of the toughest feats of robotic spaceflight.
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