MAVEN travels to the stars and beyond
Tech. Sgt. Patrick Bloom, 21st Airlift Squadron loadmaster and native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., secures a part of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission spacecraft Aug. 2, 2013, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The MAVEN spacecraft is built out of aluminum and graphite and weighs 275 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe/Released)

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