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  LAUNCH COVERAGE
 
 09.27.07 -- Dawn Spacecraft Successfully Launched

A Delta II rocket carried the Dawn spacecraft into space to begin its mission to study Ceres and Vesta, the two most massive residents of the asteroid belt.

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Launch Commentator George Diller interviews NASA Launch Manager Omar Baez.
'Right on the Money'
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Inside the Telemetry Lab.
Spacecraft Separation
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Liftoff of the Delta II Heavy rocket.
Dawn: Liftoff!
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Launch managers are seated at their consoles.
The Final 'Go' for Launch
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Artist's concept of the Delta II launch.
Launch Animation
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Artist's concept of the Dawn spacecraft in space.
Dawn's Mission
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The launch tower rolls away from the Delta II Heavy.
Tower Rollback
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The Delta II Heavy stands on the launch pad.
Welcome to Launch Day
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