MAVEN travels to the stars and beyond
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission spacecraft is carefully loaded in the back of a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 2, 2013, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. After the MAVEN launches in late 2013, it will orbit around the sun for a 10-month mission before heading to Mars. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe/Released)

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