NASA`s Curiosity Rover begins epic drive to Mars mountain

Nasa`s Curiosity Mars rover has finally hit the road and has begun its long awaited journey to reach its primary mission destination - foothills of Mount Sharp, a journey that will take months to complete.

Mars mountain will read like a great novel: NASA

Scientists have spent years whittling down the landing site for the rover, Curiosity, set to launch later this year and land in August 2012.