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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station the top of the second fairing part rises above the landing.

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On Launch Complex 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the top of the second fairing part rises above the landing. In the foreground is the first half of the fairing. Both halves will encapsulate the Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft on a Delta II rocket. CONTOUR will provide the first detailed look into the heart of a comet -- the nucleus. Flying as close as 60 miles (100 kilometers) to at least two comets, the spacecraft will take the sharpest pictures yet of a nucleus while analyzing the gas and dust that surround them. Launch of CONTOUR is scheduled for July 1, 2002

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  • Title: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station the top of the second fairing part rises above the landing.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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