NASA’s Maven robotic explorer is headed for Mars with scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado leading the mission.
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.
The robotic explorer called Maven is due to blast off Monday on a 10-month journey to the red planet.
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The next mission to Mars is ready for launch, and the spacecraft was built in Colorado.
NASA deputy administrator Lori Garver is coming to Colorado to view the next spacecraft to launch to Mars.
Lockheed Martin in Jefferson County is hard at work on the next mission to Mars.
Colorado is becoming a major player in the space industry and NASA just awarded a local company millions of dollars to build space products.
There was great excitement at NASA and several Colorado companies Monday morning after off one of the most complicated space missions ever, and the one-ton Mars rover named “Curiosity” is already sending back its first pictures.
Friday morning the latest Mars rover blasted off from Cape Canaveral. It’s mission is to try and determine once and for all if there is life on Mars.