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An artist's rendering shows the MAVEN craft in orbit of Mars. (credit: NASA)

Colorado-Built Spacecraft Will Enter Mars’ Orbit On Sunday

This Sunday, after a 10-month and 442-million-mile journey, a NASA spacecraft built in Littleton and led by a team at the University of Colorado will enter Mars’ orbit and start studying the Red Planet’s atmosphere.

09/19/2014

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NASA’s CU-Built Maven Spacecraft To Reach Mars This Weekend

Mars, get ready for another visitor or two. This weekend, NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles.

09/17/2014

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Denver Woman A Finalist To Start A Colony On Mars

They’re calling it the next giant leap for mankind — putting people on the surface of Mars. It may seem like science fiction, but for a Netherlands nonprofit, it’s fact.

07/09/2014

Faculty and students at CU watching the launch (credit: CBS)

CU Students & Faculty Watch Their Spacecraft Leave For Mars

NASA’s Maven robotic explorer is headed for Mars with scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado leading the mission.

11/18/2013

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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10/21/2013

The Maven Orbiter (credit: CBS)

Spacecraft Built In Colorado Ready To Head To Mars

The next mission to Mars is ready for launch, and the spacecraft was built in Colorado.

07/16/2013

Lori Garver at Lockheed Martin on Monday (credit: CBS)

NASA Administrator Views New Spacecraft In Colorado

NASA deputy administrator Lori Garver is coming to Colorado to view the next spacecraft to launch to Mars.

10/15/2012

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Lockheed Martin To Begin Final Assembly Of Mars Spacecraft

Lockheed Martin in Jefferson County is hard at work on the next mission to Mars.

09/11/2012

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