MAVEN - NASA Mars Mission - News, Photos, Video

NASA's MAVEN mission is expected to investigate the mystery of how ancient Mars went from being a wet world to the cold, dry desert it is now. The MAVEN (short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) probe will investigate the Red Planet's thin atmosphere, searching for signs of how the planet became what it is today. See the latest MAVEN news, photos and video here.
Read More
5 Most Amazing Spaceflight Feats of 2013
SpaceShipTwo's Rocket Engine in Flight
December 29th, 2013
Space feats reached internationally and into interplanetary space in 2013, with milestones stretching from Earth to Mars.
Read More »
How NASA's MAVEN Probe Will Investigate Mars Atmosphere Mystery
Artist's Concept MAVEN in Orbit around Red Planet
February 20th, 2014
Mars' upper atmosphere is swarming with atoms, ions and molecules actively exiting the planet's sphere of influence. That's why NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is headed there: to discover why.
Read More »
NASA's New Mars Probe Could Help Set Stage for Manned Missions
Astronauts on a future NASA mission to Mars.
November 19th, 2013
The NASA missions of today are paving the way toward launching a manned mission to Mars by the 2030s, space agency officials said today (Nov. 17).
Read More »
'Picture-Perfect' Mars Probe Launch Has NASA Over the Moon
MAVEN Spacecraft Launches to Mars
November 18th, 2013
Scientists and NASA officials are euphoric today (Nov. 18) after the smooth launch of the space agency's MAVEN Mars probe, which is now streaking toward a date with the Red Planet in September 2014.
Read More »
Big Space Missions to Watch in 2014
Rosetta Spacecraft Artist Impression
December 31st, 2013
From a new rover on the moon, to the most powerful digital camera ever built, space will be buzzing with human activities in 2014.
Read More »