John Grunsfeld

The Maven taking off on Nev. 18, 2013 (credit: CBS)

NASA Launches CU-Led Robotic Explorer To Mars

NASA’s newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet’s radical climate change in an effort led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

11/18/2013

The Maven Orbiter (credit: CBS)

NASA’s Newest Mars Flyer Will Explore Atmosphere

The robotic explorer called Maven is due to blast off Monday on a 10-month journey to the red planet.

11/16/2013

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