Rocket blasts off on Russia-Europe mission seeking life on Mars

Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) March 14, 2016

RTwo robotic spacecraft on Monday began a seven-month journey to Mars as part of a European-Russian unmanned space mission to sniff out leads to life on the Red Planet.

Russia’s Proton rocket carrying the spacecraft launched into an overcast sky at the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in the Kazakh steppe at 0931 GMT according to plan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos and the European —> Read More

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