NASA MAVEN Launch Flawless, Twitter Straps In For Another Trip To Mars


NASA launched its MAVEN spacecraft this afternoon at approximately 1:28 PM Eastern, and begins its 440 million-mile trip to Mars.

MAVEN, which stands for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, will study Mars’ upper atmosphere to understand why it lost most of its atmosphere, and liquid water.

The trip to Mars is expected to take around 10 months, and unlike the Curiosity rover, MAVEN will hang out in the planet’s orbit.

Twitter users are excited for the future of Mars exploration, and some took the time to crack a few jokes:

Costing $671 million, MAVEN should help further unravel the mysteries surrounding Mars, and even potentially help us prevent the same thing from happening to Earth.


Mike Stenger

Lover of technology, Mike often makes jokes that nobody laughs at.


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