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Technicians install insulation blankets around the star tracker sunshades on NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope or GLAST spacecraft.

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At the Astrotech payload processing facility, technicians install insulation blankets around the star tracker sunshades on NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, spacecraft. The GLAST is a powerful space observatory that will explore the Universe's ultimate frontier, where nature harnesses forces and energies far beyond anything possible on Earth; probe some of science's deepest questions, such as what our Universe is made of, and search for new laws of physics; explain how black holes accelerate jets of material to nearly light speed; and help crack the mystery of stupendously powerful explosions known as gamma-ray bursts. A launch date is still to be determined. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: Technicians install insulation blankets around the star tracker sunshades on NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope or GLAST spacecraft.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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