See Mars Express before its departure to the Red Planet ESA

Mars Express, to be launched in May-June 2003 on its six-month journey to Mars, is presently being put through a test campaign at INTESPACE, Toulouse, France. The spacecraft, which will be undertaking Europe’s first mission to the Red Planet, is to be presented at a special press event being held in Toulouse on 18 September. Media representatives are invited to INTESPACE on Wednesday 18 September to learn about the mission and attend a ceremony at which a container filled with Ferrari’s distinctive ‘Rosso Corsa’ red paint will be integrated with the spacecraft.