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GLAST Spacecraft Arrives in Florida to Prepare for Launch
03.07.08
 
George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
george.h.diller@nasa.gov

Rob Gutro
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-4044
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov

Jennifer Morcone
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
Jennifer.J.Morcone@nasa.gov

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In the Astrotech payload processing facility, General Dynamics technicians watch as GLAST is moved toward a work stand (left) to check GLAST's scientific instruments. + Large (3000 x 2014, 300 ppi)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Astrotech payload processing facility, General Dynamics technicians secure NASA's Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, on a work stand as the overhead crane is lifted away. GLAST will undergo a complete checkout of the scientific instruments aboard. The telescope will launch aboard a Delta II rocket May 16 from Launch Pad 17-B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A powerful space observatory, the GLAST will explore the most extreme environments in the universe, and answer questions about supermassive black hole systems, pulsars and the origin of cosmic rays. It also will study the mystery of powerful explosions known as gamma-ray bursts. (NASA/KSC/Kim Shiflett)


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