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The Chandra X-ray Observatory is the object of attention of the STS-93 crew and workers on the floor.

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In the Vertical Processing Facility (VPF), the Chandra X-ray Observatory is the object of attention of the STS-93 crew and workers on the floor. STS-93, scheduled to launch July 9 aboard Space Shuttle Columbia, has the primary mission of the deployment of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Crew members are Commander Eileen Collins, Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby, and Mission Specialists Steven A. Hawley, Catherine G. Coleman and Michel Tognini of France, who represents the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Formerly called the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, Chandra comprises three major elements: the spacecraft, the science instrument module (SIM), and the world's most powerful X-ray telescope. Chandra will allow scientists from around the world to see previously invisible black holes and high-temperature gas clouds, giving the observatory the potential to rewrite the books on the structure and evolution of our universe

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  • Title: The Chandra X-ray Observatory is the object of attention of the STS-93 crew and workers on the floor.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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