Europe & Russia set sail for Mars – Successful Proton Launch kicks off Daylong ExoMars Ascent

A heavy-lift Proton-M rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday, carrying the Russian-European ExoMars 2016 spacecraft to set out on a nine-month journey to Mars for an ambitious mission of discovery to unlock the secrets of the Martian past and present.

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