PIA22544: InSight Payload Fairing Lift and Mate
 Mission:  InSight
 Product Size:  1365 x 2048 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  NASA
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The payload fairing of the Atlas V rocket that would launch NASA's InSight lander to Mars is lifted up so that it can be mated to the top of the rocket.

The lift-mate process took place at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

JPL, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the InSight Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, built the spacecraft. InSight is part of NASA s Discovery Program, which is managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

For more information about the mission, go to https://mars.nasa.gov/insight.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Photo Credit: Leif Heimbold

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