Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NASA's MAVEN Still Go for November Launch

The recent government shutdown threatened NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) 2013 launch date and move it out to 2016 costing the agency millions and dealing a blow to it's already cash strapped budget, but now NASA is saying that MAVEN is go for a November 18th 2013 launch.  

When it arrives in 2014, MAVEN will begin studying Mars' atmosphere.  According to the IO9 article: 
  • (MAVEN) will search for clues about the planet's past, and how it quickly lost what is theorized to have been, not long ago, a much thicker atmosphere.
Check out the complete IO9 article here    


Mission website HERE

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