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In the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California workers prepare the overhead crane.

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In the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers prepare the overhead crane that will be used to remove the shipping container that covers NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, spacecraft. The satellite will survey the entire sky at infrared wavelengths, creating a cosmic clearinghouse of hundreds of millions of objects, which will be catalogued, providing a vast storehouse of knowledge about the solar system, the Milky Way, and the universe. Launch is scheduled no earlier than Dec. 10. Photo credit: NASA/Doug Kolkow, VAFB

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  • Title: In the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California workers prepare the overhead crane.
  • Location: Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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