Cape Canaveral, FL
NASA is launching a new probe for its continuing mission to explore our solar system neighbor, mars.
MAVEN, which stands for Mars Atmospheric and Volatile Evolution, will launch Monday at 1:28 pm aboard an Atlas V rocket from the Space Coast. The trip to Mars will take 10 months and if all goes well will enter Martian orbit September 2014.
The satellite will spend a year orbiting Mars studying how the sun may have stripped the planet of his atmosphere turning it from a habitable to a barren planet.