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Atlas V InSight scheduled to launch

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch the NASA InSight on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3E here, Saturday, May 5, with a two-hour launch window starting at 4:05 a.m. PDT.

 

Come watch the first interplanetary mission to take off from the West Coast from one of the following public viewing locations:

 

- The Lompoc City Airport at 1801 N H St., Lompoc, CA 93436. Parking is off O Street.

 

- St. Mary's Episcopal Church parking lot at 2800 Harris Grade Rd., Lompoc, CA 93436.

 

Guests can view the launch and see NASA TV commentary from either location along with NASA/InSight mission team members on-site to answer questions. Guests should arrive no earlier than 2:30 a.m. PDT and NASA TV coverage begins at 3:30 a.m. PDT.

 

For more information regarding the launch or public viewing locations, contact 30th Space Wing Public Affairs at (805) 606-3595 or 30SW.PA.workflow@us.af.mil.