November 23, 2023
You are here:  Home  >  Regions  >  Central Coast  >  Current Article

NASA InSight mission blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base


The NASA InSight mission to study the interior of Mars launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base just after 4 a.m. May 5 despite a thick marine layer that limited visibility. It was carried into orbit by an Atlas V-401 rocket built by United Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The spacecraft includes…


    This article is only available to Business Times subscribers
  • Subscribers: or REGISTER for complete digital access.
  • Not a Subscriber? SUBSCRIBE for full access to our weekly newspaper, online edition and Book of Lists.
  • Check the STATUS of your Subscription Account.