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Liftoff! Atlas V InSight | by United Launch Alliance
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Liftoff! Atlas V InSight

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying NASA’s InSight mission to Mars lifts off from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on May 5, 2018. The mission marks the first interplanetary launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The two-year InSight mission seeks to understand the evolutionary formation of rocky planets, including Earth, by investigating the interior structure and processes of Mars.

 

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Taken on May 5, 2018