Published on Nov 22, 2013
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a 10-month journey to Mars. MAVEN will take critical measurements of the Martian upper atmosphere to investigate how loss of the atmosphere to space impacted the history of water on the planet’s surface. Also, Happy anniversary, ISS!, Asteroid Ideas, LADEE in science orbit, Orion progress, Rocket autopilot test, Commercial crew, and more!
- Mars Bound MAVEN Probe Launches (askkuiper.wordpress.com)
- This Week at NASA: MAVEN Launched and Happy Birthday ISS (spaceref.com)