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The Delta II first stage waits for the mating of additional solid rocket boosters for launch of the Dawn spacecraft.

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On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Delta II first stage waits for the mating of additional solid rocket boosters for launch of the Dawn spacecraft. Dawn's goal is to characterize the conditions and processes of the solar system's earliest epoch 4.5 billion years ago by investigating in detail two of the largest asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. They reside between Mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt. Launch is targeted for July 7. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: The Delta II first stage waits for the mating of additional solid rocket boosters for launch of the Dawn spacecraft.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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