NASA Mars Insight Lander

The Insight lander is the first mission exploring what's below the surface of Mars. Mars is a goldilocks planet because it has undergone the same interplanetary development as Earth but has stopped changing a long time ago. Jim Green, NASA’s Chief Scientist explains, “A single planet race is not destined to survive and Mars is the next logical step.”

  • Our current model of inside Mars. The Insight mission will create a 3D view of Mars' interior.

  • The rocket launched from Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, California at 4:05AM on May 5th, 2018. The lander will reach Mars November 26, 2018.

  • CAMERA INFO: 5Dmk3 16mm 601" F9 ISO200 Canon 5D mk3 Canon 16-35mm F2.8

  • The rocket zooms by in this compressed minute.

  • The Atlas V-401 launch rocket is 188 feet tall or 28.9 times the height of Chris Bosh and 35.3 times the height of me.

  • Another visualization of how tall the rocket is.

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