NASA Begins Launch Preparations for Next Mars Mission

August 5, 2013 5:22 PM

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Just as the Curiosity rover marks its first 365 days on Mars, NASA has begun launch preparations for its next mission to the Red Planet.

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatiles Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft was delivered to the Kennedy Space Center on in Florida on Friday. MAVEN will remain inside a "cleanroom" while it is prepared for its scheduled November launch to Mars. MAVEN will undergo detailed testing and fueling in the sterile envi...

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