Nasa daily picture for May 05: InSight Mars Mission Lifts Off From Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Liftoff of Insight mission aboard ULA Atlas V rocket in foggy early morning

The NASA InSight spacecraft launches onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket, Saturday, May 5, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to study the "inner space" of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core.  

News release: NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Study How Mars Was Made

Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)



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