TODAY   |  November 18, 2013

Mars explorer ‘Maven’ set to blast off

The latest robotic Mars explorer, known as Maven, is set to blast off for its 10-month journey, during which it will attempt to study the atmosphere on the red planet. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>> the latest mars explorer is sent to blast off. it will orbit mars in an attempt to study the atmosphere. it is expected to cost $600 million. it will help future human explo explorers who may journey to mars. it will take until next september to reach the planet.