Up Close for the Launch of MAVEN

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January 31st, 2014

Pictured below is the launch of NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission, or MAVEN, from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Space Launch Complex, Monday Nov. 18, 2013, Cape Canaveral, Florida.  As members of the MAVEN Science Team, BU Astronomy professors John Clarke, Michael Mendillo, Paul Withers and postdoc Majd Matta attended the launch.  MAVEN will study the upper atmosphere of Mars, providing clues as to how the Red Planet lost volatile elements throughout its evolution.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Prof. Michael Mendillo, Dr. Majd Matta, Prof. John Clarke and Prof. Paul Withers in front of the MAVEN prior to launch.

From left to right: Prof. Michael Mendillo, Dr. Majd Matta, Prof. John Clarke and Prof. Paul Withers in front of the MAVEN prior to launch.  Image Credit: Majd Matta