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Engineers from Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton, Colorado monitor progress of the 33-minute orbit-insertion maneuver intended to place NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft in orbit around Mars. These scenes were captured from the MAVEN Mission Support Area on September 21, 2014. The orbiter will be the first mission dedicated to studying the upper atmosphere of Mars, in an effort to understand how Mars lost its early atmosphere and its liquid water.