Let's go to Mars!

We need to go to Mars and study more about it, before the Russians do. And for scientific reasons too
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April 24, 2018
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Roberto Romero

April 24, 2018

On May 5, NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander will study the deep interior of Mars.  The 189-foot-tall United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will visit the Elysium Planitia region located in Mars’ northern hemisphere.    InSight's launch period is May 5... Read more

April 24, 2018

On May 5, NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander will study the deep interior of Mars.  The 189-foot-tall United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will visit the Elysium Planitia region located in Mars’ northern hemisphere.    InSight's launch period is May 5 through June 8, 2018, with multiple launch opportunities over windows of approximately two hours each date. Launch opportunities are set five minutes apart during each date's window.

It is the historic first interplanetary launch from America’s West Coast.  In clear skies, the InSight launch should be viewable up and down a wide swath of the California coast. Residents from as far north as Bakersfield to perhaps as far south as Rosarito, Mexico, may see the Atlas rocket rising in the predawn sky and then heading south, parallel to the coastline.

NASA' s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, manages InSight for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. InSight is part of NASA's Discovery Program, managed by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The spacecraft, including cruise stage and lander, was built and tested by Lockheed Martin Space in Denver. NASA's Launch Services Program at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida provides launch management. United Launch Alliance of Centennial, Colorado, is NASA's launch service provider of the Atlas 5 rocket. France's Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are also supporting the InSight mission.

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