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MAVEN launched from Florida’s Space Coast. Photo courtesy NASA.
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MAVEN arrives at Mars After 10-Month Journey From Space Coast


NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is finally orbiting Mars, after a 10-month journey that began on Florida’s Space Coast. The spacecraft has been busy gathering data even before arriving at the Red Planet Sunday. MAVEN is the first spacecraft to explore Mars’ upper atmosphere. Pamela Conrad of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland says since leaving Earth the spacecraft has been busy gathering data from deep space. “So that as it gets between Earth and Mars it understands the difference in the environment of Mars with respect to those interactions between the sun and the Mars atmosphere and what just happens in deep space.” MAVEN will help scientists understand how atmospheric and climate changes transformed Mars from a world where large, …
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