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General Dynamics technicians use a socket wrench equipped to tighten the bolts holding one of twin solar arrays.

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In the Astrotech payload processing facility, General Dynamics technicians use a socket wrench equipped with a torque meter to tighten the bolts holding one of twin solar arrays to NASA's Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST. 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. Photo credit: NASA/Chris Rhodes

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  • Title: General Dynamics technicians use a socket wrench equipped to tighten the bolts holding one of twin solar arrays.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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