CAPE CANAVERAL - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V blasted off from a fog-shrouded launchpad at Vandenberg AFB, California, on May 5 to send NASA’s InSight spacecraft and a pair of  experimental cubesats on their way to Mars.  Liftoff from Space Launch Complex 3 occurred at 4:05 a.m. PDT (7:05 a.m. EDT), kicking off a 6.5-month, 300 million mi. (483 million km) journey to Mars, where an armada of six orbiters and two rovers already are operating. ...

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