Usually, missions to other planets launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and fly east, over the water of the Atlantic Ocean.
Also aboard the Atlas V rocket: A pair of mini-satellites, or CubeSats, meant to trail InSight all the way to Mars in a first-of-its-kind technology demonstration.
It was launched attached to the Atlas V rocket from the Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California before it later detached to make its way over to the Red Planet. Scientists know Mars has an iron core and a crust, but beyond that, the inside is "basically, completely unknown", said Banerdt.
For scientists, one principal question looms over the work InSight will perform: How did Earth and Mars become so radically different, given that each was formed of the same intergalactic "stuff" about 4.5 billion years ago?
While Vandenberg has launched approximately 2,000 rockets and missiles in six decades, the West Coast's first interplanetary mission attracted more attention than normal.
Most Mars rover missions are searching for water, but this rover is something of a departure from that.
"InSight, for seismologists, will really be a piece of history, a new page of history", said the Paris Institute of Earth Physics' Philippe Lognonne, lead scientist of the InSight seismometer.
Nasa normally launches from Cape Canaveral, but chose to switch to California for InSight to take advantage of a shorter flight backlog. Its flight path south of California is visible in the bottom-right.
He was hospitalized for a week, he said in his interview with Charlamagne Tha God, which led to a "breakthrough" and his recovery. I haven't had any conversation with Kanye within the last 24 hours, to be honest, because we have the earnings around.
The deal's critics are unmoved, and they are pushing for what they consider a long-overdue confrontation with Tehran . Pompeo did not indicate whether or not the evidence proved that Iran was not complying with the nuclear deal .
The giant loss in a critical quarter for the 15-year-old company was bigger than Wall Street expected. The company reported having a revenue of $3.41 billion and adjusted stock losses at $3.35 per share.
Ellis, though, suggested another remedy would be to simply hand the case back to regular federal prosecutors. The federal judge in Washington, Amy Berman Jackson, has not yet decided whether to drop the charges.
Drake might have to be more careful about interacting with National Basketball Association players from the sideline. A few of the players, including George Hill, are shown looking back to see what the commotion is.
The precise magnitude and location of the most-severe weather remains questionable due to the evolution of storms overnight. SUMMARY.Several severe storms are expected to develop along the dryline and quasi-stationary front through this evening.
NBC affiliate WSAV is reporting that two people have been killed in the crash, however this has not been officially confirmed. The four-engine plane sent up a cloud of black smoke, with a tail wing coming to rest on a median, television images showed.
You have to have a cable provider login or be a subscriber to take advantage of the live streaming options, though. Mendelssohn has the least amount of time on the Churchill Downs dirt than any horse in the field.
Around 450,000 women in England missed out on a routine breast screening appointment due to an NHS failure to send invitations. The error that may have cost hundreds of lives was caused by a trial meant to extend lifesaving screening to even more women.
The national Assembly of Armenia did not support the candidate Nikol Pashinian for the post of Prime Minister. Sargsyan had been president for a decade before becoming prime minister last month.
13 miners trapped underground
The union said it was "angry and concerned" at the rate at which health and safety incidents were happening at Sibanye-Stillwater. The Driefontein accident was caused by a seismic event at about 1:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, Sibanye said.
Kentucky Derby parties in Chicago this weekend
Smith, a four-time Triple Crown victor who ranks second in all-time earnings, according to Equibase . And so have the oddsmakers as Magnum Moon , despite being in that 16th spot, is a 6-to-1 favorite.
Police body-cams show Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's room
Other media outlets as well as the Associated Press sued to obtain signs logs, 911 recordings, movies and interview stories. The police investigation is not finished, said Lombardo, the elected head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Steel, aluminum tariff decision delayed to June 1
That's when European Union trade ministers are scheduled to meet, one week ahead of the Trump administration's new June deadline. China was not included in the exemptions and it later retaliated with its own duties on some United States imports.
Meadville-area gas prices dip below $3 per gallon
Analysts say they are uncertain whether this was a one-week quirk or if high gasoline prices are causing drivers to cut back. However, these gains would have been more significant had the USA not exported a record amount of fuel, the auto club said.
Gowda downplays PM's praise; hits out at K'taka CM
The tweet more or less set the tone for the political bickering that followed electioneering in the months ahead. The remark, which blew into a controversy in mid-2017, was also condemned by Congress president Rahul Gandhi .
OG Anunoby gives Raptors real hope to contain LeBron James
On Tuesday, as he prepared to open the Eastern Conference semifinals , the Cavaliers star didn't lie when asked about how he felt. Tucker in mid-season in part so that James wouldn't be able to score quite so easily in the interior.