|Atlas 5 launches MAVEN to Mars
11/18/13 ~ 1:28pm
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Liftoff! NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) orbiter mission launches to the Red Planet aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket on November 18, 2013. The rocket flew in the minimal 401 configuration with no solid rocket boosters.
MAVEN in the cleanroom
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