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Tom Shain displays a CD containing 350,000 names of KSC workers he will place in a pouch and insert inside the spacecraft.

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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, Tom Shain, project manager on Deep Space 1, displays a CD containing 350,000 names of KSC workers that he will place in a pouch and insert inside the spacecraft. The first flight in NASA's New Millennium Program, Deep Space 1 is designed to validate 12 new technologies for scientific space missions of the next century. Onboard experiments include an ion propulsion engine and software that tracks celestial bodies so the spacecraft can make its own navigation decisions without the intervention of ground controllers. Deep Space 1 will complete most of its mission objectives within the first two months, but may also do a flyby of a near-Earth asteroid, 1992 KD, in July 1999. Deep Space 1 will be launched aboard a Boeing Delta 7326 rocket from Launch Pad 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, in October. Delta II rockets are medium capacity expendable launch vehicles derived from the Delta family of rockets built and launched since 1960. Since then there have been more than 245 Delta launches

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  • Title: Tom Shain displays a CD containing 350,000 names of KSC workers he will place in a pouch and insert inside the spacecraft.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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