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Technicians from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center prepare to lift the Solar Dynamics Observatory or SDO onto a dolly for further processing.

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At the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla., technicians from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center prepare to lift the bagged Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, onto a dolly for further processing.

SDO is the first space weather research network mission in NASA's Living With a Star Program. The spacecraft's long-term measurements will give solar scientists in-depth information about changes in the sun's magnetic field and insight into how they affect Earth. Liftoff on an Atlas V rocket is scheduled for Feb. 3, 2010. For information on SDO, visit http://www.nasa.gov/sdo. Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder

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  • Title: Technicians from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center prepare to lift the Solar Dynamics Observatory or SDO onto a dolly for further processing.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
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