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InSight Rollout to Pad

USAF Daniel Herrera2018-04-23

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Encapsulated in its payload fairing, NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, or InSight, Mars lander is transported to Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. InSight will be the first mission to look deep beneath the Martian surface. It will study the planet's interior by measuring its heat output and listen for marsquakes. The spacecraft will use the seismic waves generated by marsquakes to develop a map of the planet’s deep interior. The resulting insight into Mars’ formation will provide a better understanding of how other rocky planets, including Earth, were created. InSight is scheduled for liftoff May 5, 2018.

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  • Title: InSight Rollout to Pad
  • Creator: USAF Daniel Herrera
  • Date Created: 2018-04-23
  • Location: Space Launch Complex 3, VAFB
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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