UNITED STATES—On November 18, NASA had a successful launch of the MAVEN spacecraft. The Mars Atmospheric and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission is a by-product of the NASA’s Mars Scout program.
In the past years, data has risen detailing of water and limestone, which is the compression of bone and shell fragments into a rock-like solid, on Mars and the possibility that life may have been a part of Mars’ past. The purpose of the MAVEN mission is to collect more data on Mars’ environment and piece together clues of Mars’ possible past as a life-sustaining planet and what ended it.
NASA’s Goddard is providing mission systems engineering, mission design, and safety and mission assurance and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in
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