Miss the first interplanetary launch from California? The beginning of the first mission to explore the interior of Mars? And the debut of the first experimental deep space CubeSats?
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Miss the launch? Watch the highlights.
2. Meet InSight
Gravity Assist: A conversation with NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green and Bruce Banerdt, InSight’s principal investigator.
3. Meet MarCO
Annie Marinan, a Mars Cube One (MarCO) systems engineer, describes the first test of an interplanetary CubeSat. The robotic twins checked in from space a few hours later.
4. Foggy Forecast
The U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing accurately predicted thick fog for launch day. While fog blocked the view for spectators at Vandenberg Air Force Base, it did not stop an on-time launch.
5. Rolled Back and Ready
NASA photographer Bill Ingalls captured this stunning, fog-shrouded view of the Atlas-V a few hours before launch on May 5.
6. Go Atlas!
A remove camera captured the moment the Atlas-V ride to Mars lifted off the pad.
7. Go InSight!
8. The View from Mt. Wilson
Doug Ellison, who works on Mars rover missions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, captured this time-lapse sequence of the launch from the mountains above the city of Los Angeles.
9. The View from NASA HQ
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, right, and NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, watched the launch at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
10. Follow the Journey
Both InSight and MarCO have checked in with NASA’s Deep Space Network. Watch interplanetary spacecraft talk to Earth anytime on the DSN Now website.