In November, NASA launched the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission to discover how and why the planet has been losing its atmosphere over billions of years. We invite you to learn about MAVEN, the importance of Mars exploration and how the aerospace industry partners with CU-Boulder to advance one of Colorado's leading economic sectors.
MAVEN is exemplary of a federally-funded research project at CU-Boulder that has led to several key Colorado aerospace businesses playing critical roles in the build, launch and subsequent data collection of the mission. MAVEN continues its journey to Mars. All spacecraft and instrument systems are operating "nominally." It is on track to arrive at Mars on September 21, 2014.
Aerospace leaders will have a discussion about the importance of Mars exploration, the MAVEN mission, the involvement of Colorado companies in space exploration and the value of public/private partnerships involving university-based research. More information and to register for this free event, go here.