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NASA's Maven Mars mission launched

Florida, Nov 18 : The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Monday launched its new mission to Mars on Monday.


The probe Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

"At 1:28 p.m. EST, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, beginning a 10-month journey to Mars orbit," NASA website said.

"MAVEN will take critical measurements of the Martian upper atmosphere to help scientists understand climate change over the Red Planet's history," it said.

--IBNS (Posted on 19-11-2013)

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