Environment and Science
11:55 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Nasa's Maven Launches On Time-Next Stop Mars!

Next Stop Mars!

WFIT's Rick Glasby had a bird's eye view of Monday's Maven launch from atop the VAB building.

Hear his launch report:

Mission Managers Hail Successful MAVEN LaunchNovember 18, 2013 - 4:37 PM EST

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission began with a smooth countdown and flawless launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41. The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the 5,400-pound spacecraft lifted off at 1:28 p.m. EST, the mission's first opportunity. MAVEN's solar arrays deployed and are producing power.