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Watching NASA’s InSight spacecraft blast off towards Mars

A trio of spacecraft blasted off from California early on the morning of 5 May and are now en route to Mars.
At least, that’s the best explanation I have for that rolling growl that rattled my bones at Vandenberg Airforce Base in California. I never saw the rocket.
At 4:05 am local time on Saturday, Mars InSight launched aboard an Atlas V rocket, marking the first interplanetary launch from the west coast of North America. InSight — Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat …