On Monday November 18th 2013 we were lucky to have witnessed the beginning of the MAVEN mission at the Kennedy Space Center, here is the link to that story.
The mission to Mars is investigate the mystery of how it became the Red Planet, and how it may have looked in the past. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution—or MAVEN— will end it's ten-month, 442 million miles journey when it enters Mars' orbit Sept. 21.
Concept of MAVEN orbiting Mars courtesy of NASA
from 6 a.m.-11 a.m. EDT to learn more about the Red Planet, including new images showing its transformation.