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Atlas V Rocket and MAVEN at Launch Pad

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This beautiful space wallpaper shows the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41, on Nov. 17, 2013, Cape Canaveral, Fla.

NASA’s next Mars-bound spacecraft, MAVEN, is the first spacecraft devoted to exploring and understanding the Martian upper atmosphere.

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Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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