Robotic Spacecraft Blast Off On Russia-Europe Mission Seeking Life On Mars

March 14, 2016 10:18 AM

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Robotic Spacecraft Blast Off On Russia-Europe Mission Seeking Life On Mars

Baikonur, Kazakhstan: RTwo robotic spacecraft on Monday began a seven-month journey to Mars as part of a European-Russian unmanned space mission to sniff out leads to life on the Red Planet.

Russia's Proton rocket carrying the spacecraft launched into an overcast sky at the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in the Kazakh steppe at 0931 GMT according to plan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

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