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On Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Pad 17 A the first stage of a Delta II rocket is lifted to vertical.

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On Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Pad 17-A, the first stage of a Delta II rocket is lifted to vertical. The rocket is the launch vehicle for the CONTOUR spacecraft, scheduled to launch July 1. CONTOUR will provide the first detailed look into the heart of a comet -- the nucleus. The spacecraft will fly close to at least two comets, Encke and Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, taking pictures of the nucleus while analyzing the gas and dust that surround these rocky, icy building blocks of the solar system.

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  • Title: On Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Pad 17 A the first stage of a Delta II rocket is lifted to vertical.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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