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Launch Services Program Series Webcast: Swift
 

Tiffany Nail Host:
Tiffany Nail
Launch Services
Support Specialist


Launch Operations Overview:
Gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions the Universe has seen since the Big Bang. Swift's three instruments will allow scientists to see these mysterious events like never before.
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James KennedySpecial Guest:
James Kennedy
Director
Kennedy Space
Center
Program Introduction and Welcome
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Joel Tumbiolo Special Guest:
Joel Tumbiolo
Delta Launch
Weather Officer
Overview: An Air Force weather officer will give us an update on the Swift launch day forecast and review the conditions required for a safe launch.
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Omar Baez Special Guest:
Omar Baez
NASA Launch
Manager
Overview: How do you prepare a rocket for the stresses of launch? Baez will explain launch processing and key events to look for during the countdown.
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Chuck Dovale Special Guest:
Chuck Dovale
NASA Launch
Manager
Overview: Dovale describes the process for getting the Swift spacecraft ready for flight. A question and answer period follows.
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Prize Winner:
Ed from Los Angeles

The individual above is our Grand Prize Winner. He will receive a Swift program package comprising an official launch poster, mission fact sheet, patch and lapel pin.