Colleen Hartman

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NASA: Maven Enters Martian Orbit

It has been almost a year since NASA’s Maven spacecraft was sent into space for a celestial rendezvous with Mars.
Sunday evening the craft entered the red planet’s orbit for an unprecedented study of its atmosphere.

09/22/2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - NOVEMBER 17: In this handout photo provided by NASA, The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard is seen at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 on November 17, 2013 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The space agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission (MAVEN for short) is on a mission to study the upper atmosphere of Mars in hopes to discover how the planet lost most of its atmosphere and liquid water. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Back At Mars

The Maven spacecraft arrived at the red planet late Sunday night after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.

09/21/2014

NASA's Curiosity rover, formally known as the Mars Science Laboratory, Mars Science Laboratory heads for space on November 26, 2011 atop an Atlas 5 rocket from launch pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Mars Science Lab in expected to land on Mars early August 2012. (Source: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA’s Super-Size Mars Rover Makes Mission To Red Planet

Ready, set, takeoff for Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover, the world’s biggest extraterrestrial explorer, rocketed toward Mars on Saturday. The mission? Search for evidence that the red planet might once have been home to itsy-bitsy life.

CBS4–11/26/2011

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