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In the Astrotech payload processing facility is lifted and begins moving toward the work stand in the foreground.

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In the Astrotech payload processing facility, General Dynamics technicians keep watch as NASA's Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, is lifted and begins moving toward the work stand in the foreground. There GLAST will undergo a complete checkout of the scientific instruments aboard. 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/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: In the Astrotech payload processing facility is lifted and begins moving toward the work stand in the foreground.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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