MAVEN mission to Mars blasts off

NASA's MAVEN mission to Mars, which is being led by the University of Colorado Boulder, successfully launched at 11:28 a.m. Colorado time on Nov. 18. CU-Boulder faculty, students, staff, visitors and K-12 students from area schools all gathered on campus to watch MAVEN blast off, while MAVEN scientists and CU-Boulder alumni got an up-close view in Florida.

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