Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty
The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Spirit launches

Filed under Spirit, mission status, Mars Exploration Rovers, spacecraft, rockets

Go Back

Spirit launches Amid billows of smoke and steam, the Delta II rocket with its Mars Exploration Rover (MER-A, Spirit) payload lifted off the pad on time at 1:58 p.m. EDT on 10 June 2003 (17:58 UT) from Launch Complex 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.


Original image data dated on or about June 10, 2003.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


Other Related Images


Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join The Planetary Society

Let’s explore the cosmos together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!