Friday, May 04, 2018

NASA Mars InSight Mission Launch Countdown: From the West Coast to the Red Planet

NASA's next Red Planet explorer has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California—a big step forward in the countdown to T-zero. The spacecraft is called InSight—short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport—and it's being tested, fueled and encapsulated for launch aboard the powerful United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The upcoming liftoff will mark the first time an interplanetary mission has launched from the West Coast.

For more about the mission, visit: https://mars.nasa.gov/insight

Credit: NASA's Kennedy Space Center
Duration: 3 minutes, 25 seconds
Release Date: May 2, 2018


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