Mars Express: Not Always in Touch (image) European Space Agency Share Print E-Mail Caption This is an artist's impression of Mars Express. The spacecraft left Earth for Mars on June 2, 2003. It reached its destination after a six-month journey, and has been investigating the planet since early 2004. Credit Credits: ESA - D. Ducros Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.