Live coverage: InSight Mars mission lifts off from California aboard Atlas 5 rocket

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with NASA’s InSight lander heading to Mars to study the red planet’s interior structure. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

NASA’s live video coverage of the Atlas 5 launch will begin at 3:30 a.m. PDT (6:30 a.m. EDT; 1030 GMT) on May 5.