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In the Astrotech payload processing facility near the Kennedy Space Center is lifted to reveal the protected equipment inside.

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In the Astrotech payload processing facility near the Kennedy Space Center, the shipping container covering NASA's Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, is lifted to reveal the protected equipment inside. Workers will prepare for a complete checkout of the telescope's scientific instruments. The GLAST 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 near the Kennedy Space Center is lifted to reveal the protected equipment inside.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
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