Skip to main content

Launch Photos: NASA's InSight Mars Lander Blasts Off on Atlas V Rocket

Mars InSight Launch Visibility

United Launch Alliance

The launch of NASA's InSight Mars lander may be visible to potentially millions of spectators across Southern California during its predawn launch in May 2018. This United Launch Alliance map shows the range of visibility for the launch.

A Mars Trajectory

ULA

United Launch Alliance graphic showing the trajectory that NASA’s InSight Mars lander will follow from launch through departure to Mars.

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: community@space.com.

Hanneke Weitering

SPACE.COM ASSOCIATE EDITOR — Hanneke joined the team at Space.com in August 2016 as a staff writer and producer. She has previously written for Scholastic, MedPage Today, Scienceline and Oak Ridge National Lab. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her home town of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University.