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Workers at Cape Canaveral Air Station help guide the first stage of a Boeing Delta II rocket to its vertical position at Launch Complex 17.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Workers at Cape Canaveral Air Station help guide the first stage of a Boeing Delta II rocket to its vertical position on the tower at Launch Complex 17. The rocket will carry the Stardust spacecraft into space for a close encounter with the comet Wild 2 in January 2004. Using a medium called aerogel, it will capture comet particles flying off the nucleus of the comet, plus collect interstellar dust for later analysis. The collected samples will return to Earth in a Sample Return Capsule to be jettisoned as Stardust swings by Earth in January 2006. Stardust is scheduled to be launched on Feb. 6, 1999

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  • Title: Workers at Cape Canaveral Air Station help guide the first stage of a Boeing Delta II rocket to its vertical position at Launch Complex 17.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

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