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2013-11-18 16:20:59

NASA Spacecraft Will Study Planet's Upper Atmosphere CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was successfully launched today at 1:28 pm ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V-401 rocket. The spacecraft has departed Earth and is now on its way to Mars, where it will study the planet's upper atmosphere. Launch...

2013-11-18 16:20:44

ATK Composite and Propulsion Technologies Help Launch MAVEN Spacecraft ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) provided critical hardware for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V vehicle that launched a first-of-its-kind spacecraft today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Now on its way to Mars, NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) spacecraft will survey the upper atmosphere of the red planet to help scientists understand how the...

Mars Next Stop For NASA's MAVEN Mission After Successful Launch
2013-11-18 13:03:03

[ Watch the Video: Mars MAVEN Mission Launch Successful ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new spacecraft aimed at un-layering the history of Mars’ upper atmosphere launched from Cape Canaveral on Monday. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission will be joining up with other elite spacecraft orbiting around the Red Planet in September 2014, after traveling millions of miles across the solar system. MAVEN will be the first spacecraft to...

2013-11-15 16:20:23

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is available for live satellite interviews from 6-8 a.m. EST Monday, Nov. 18, the morning of launch for the agency's next mission to Mars. The interviews will be carried live on NASA Television. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at...

2013-11-15 16:20:10

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five NASA centers around the United States will host events and activities Monday, Nov. 18, for the public to view the launch of the agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft and learn about its mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) MAVEN, which is set to launch at 1:28 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will take critical measurements of the Martian...

2013-11-14 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will view the latest progress on NASA's Orion spacecraft and launch preparations for the next Mars mission at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, Nov. 17. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media are invited to meet with Bolden at 2:30 p.m. EST in Kennedy's Operations and Checkout Building where the Orion crew capsule is being prepared for its first...

A Peek Into Mars Past
2013-11-14 11:41:34

[ Watch The Video: The Evolution Of Mars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA released a new video showing how its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission will be able to look back at the history of the Red Planet. Mars is a cold and barren dessert with red soil and little atmosphere. However, scientists believe that billions of years ago this planet could have not only had a thick atmosphere, but was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water....

What Happened To Mars Is A Planetary Mystery
2013-11-13 12:46:07

[ Watch The Video: ScienceCasts: What Happened to Mars? A Planetary Mystery ] NASA Science Billions of years ago when the planets of our solar system were still young, Mars was a very different world. Liquid water flowed in long rivers that emptied into lakes and shallow seas. A thick atmosphere blanketed the planet and kept it warm. In this cozy environment, living microbes might have found a home, starting Mars down the path toward becoming a second life-filled planet next door...

maven ready for launch
2013-11-18 11:30:29

UPDATE (November 18, 2013 12:30 a.m. EST) At 11:48 a.m. EST, liquid oxygen began flowing into the Atlas first stage booster. Liquid oxygen loading of the Centaur upper stage is about 50 percent complete. There are no technical issues. Liftoff of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is targeted for the opening of a two-hour window at 1:28 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida. ------------------------...

2013-11-08 12:20:17

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), is set to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket Monday, Nov. 18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The two-hour launch window extends from 1:28 p.m. to 3:28 p.m. EST. Liftoff will occur from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41. Launch commentary coverage and prelaunch media briefings,...