The US West Coast got a bit of space spectacle today as NASA’s historic InSight mission to Mars lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. At 4:05 am PDT (11:05 GMT) the mission to explore the deep interior of the Red Planet successfully launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on the first leg of its 301 million mi (485 million km) journey, which will place an instrument-packed lander on the Martian surface to spend two years probing the mysteries of the planet’s structure and dynamics.
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