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In a clean room at the Astrotech payload processing facility workers prepare to rotate NASA's Kepler spacecraft.

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In a clean room at the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., workers prepare to rotate NASA's Kepler spacecraft. Kepler will then be uncovered and prepared for initial testing. A NASA Discovery mission, Kepler is specifically designed to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy to discover hundreds of Earth-size and smaller planets in or near the habitable zone and determine how many of the billions of stars in our galaxy have such planets. Results from this mission will allow us to place our solar system within the continuum of planetary systems in the Galaxy. After processing at Astrotech, Kepler will be carried to its launch pad at Cape Canaveral. NASA's planet-hunting Kepler mission is scheduled to launch no earlier than March 5 atop a Delta II rocket. Photo credit: NASA/Chris Rhodes

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  • Title: In a clean room at the Astrotech payload processing facility workers prepare to rotate NASA's Kepler spacecraft.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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