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.