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Europe, Russia to Search for Life on Mars

The European Space Agency and the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos have joined efforts to send a spacecraft to Mars. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter blasted off Monday from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan atop a proton rocket.    The voyage to Mars is expected to take seven months with the spacecraft arriving on the red planet in October after a journey of 496 million kilometers. The ESA has said the aim of the mission is to determine "whether Mars is alive" and...

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