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NASA LAUNCHES INSIGHT SPACECRAFT TO MARS TO DIG DOWN DEEP

A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars last Saturday (05), aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides.

In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather than Florida’s Cape Canaveral. It was the first interplanetary mission ever to depart from the West Coast, drawing pre-dawn crowds to fog-socked Vandenberg Air Force Base and rocket watchers down the California coast into Baja.

“This is a big day.

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