CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA’s Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet’s atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer […]
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.
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.
NASA’s Maven robotic explorer is headed for Mars with scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado leading the mission.
The robotic explorer called Maven is due to blast off Monday on a 10-month journey to the red planet.
The next mission to Mars is ready for launch, and the spacecraft was built in Colorado.