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The saving properties of the solar system! The law of necessity the law of all laws. One thousand billion dollars sun for 25 cents. Six thousand years war with the natural laws. Editor, author and orator, Daniel Pratt, the great American travell

The saving properties of the solar system! The law of necessity the la...

Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 76, Folder 12.

DiBiasi Restaurant dinner cake. "8 Billion Volt (cyclotron) or Bust. Congratulations, Your Career is Showing Promise," taken November 17, 1939. Radiation Lab dinner in honor of Ernest Orlando Lawrence for winning the Nobel Prize. Principal Investigator/Project: Analog Conversion Project [Photographer: Donald Cooksey]

DiBiasi Restaurant dinner cake. "8 Billion Volt (cyclotron) or Bust. C...

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

DiBiasi Restaurant dinner cake. "8 Billion Volt (cyclotron) or Bust," taken November 18, 1939. Radiation Lab dinner in honor of Ernest Orlando Lawrence for winning the Nobel Prize. Principal Investigator/Project: Analog Conversion Project [Photographer: Donald Cooksey]

DiBiasi Restaurant dinner cake. "8 Billion Volt (cyclotron) or Bust," ...

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

ONE BILLION STRONG!  The United Nations Work For Freedom [Gilbert Wilson]
Proposed USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory

Proposed USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory

A 1960 concept image of the United States Air Force's proposed Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) that was intended to test the military usefulness of having humans in orbit. The station's baseline configuration ... More

P-21745 BW Range: 1.1 million miles (675,000 miles) This image of Callisto taken by Voyager 2 was enhanced to reveal detail in the scene.  Voyager 1's high resolution coverage was of the hemisphere just over the right-hand (eastern) horizon, and the large ring structure discovered by Voyager 1 is just over the eastern limb. This image shows yet another ring structure in the upper part of the picture. Callisto exhibits some of the most ancient terrain seen on any of the satellites. Scientists think Callisto's surface is a mixture of ice and rock dating back to the final stages of planetary accretion (over 4 billion years ago) when the surface was pockmarked by a torrential bombardment of meteorites. Younger craters show as bright spots, probably because they expose fresh ice and frost. ARC-1979-A79-7079

P-21745 BW Range: 1.1 million miles (675,000 miles) This image of Call...

P-21745 BW Range: 1.1 million miles (675,000 miles) This image of Callisto taken by Voyager 2 was enhanced to reveal detail in the scene. Voyager 1's high resolution coverage was of the hemisphere just over th... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the rotating service structure has pulled back to the prelaunch position, the shuttle Challenger sits at Launch Pad 39-A bathed in billion candlepower searchlights ready to embark on it fourth space mission STS-41B, the 10th flight of the space shuttle. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-84PC-0080

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the ro...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the rotating service structure has pulled back to the prelaunch position, the shuttle Challenger sits at Launch Pad 39-A bathed in billion candlep... More

Voyager II Imagery, Neptune: This is one of the most detailed views of the surface of Triton taken by Voyager 2 on its flyby of the large satellite of Neptune early in the morning of August 25, 1989. The picture was stored on the tape recorder and relayed to Earth later. Taken from a distanT ce of only 40,000 km (25, 000 miles), the frame is about 220 kilometers (140 miles) across and shows details as small as 750 meters (0.5 miles). Most of the area is covered by a peculiar landscape of roughly circular depressions separated  by rugged ridges. This type of terrain, which covers large tracts of Triton's northern hemisphere, is unlike anything seen elsewhere in the solar system. The depressions are probably not impact craters: They are too similar in size and too regularly spaced. Their origin is still unknown, but may involve local melting and collapse of the icy surface. A conspicuous set of grooves and ridges cuts across the landscape, indicating fracturing and deformation of Triton's surface. The rarity of impact craters suggests a young surface by solar-system standards, probably less than a few billion years old. The Voyager Mission is conducted by JPL for NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications.  (JPL ref: P-34722 Voyager N-60 ) ARC-1989-AC89-7055

Voyager II Imagery, Neptune: This is one of the most detailed views of...

Voyager II Imagery, Neptune: This is one of the most detailed views of the surface of Triton taken by Voyager 2 on its flyby of the large satellite of Neptune early in the morning of August 25, 1989. The pictur... More

Range :  4 billion miles from Earth, at 32 degrees to the ecliptic. P-36057C This color image of the Sun, Earth, and Venus is one of the first, and maybe, only images that show are solar system from such a vantage point. The image is a portion of a wide angle image containing the sun and the region of space where the Earth and Venus were at the time, with narrow angle cameras centered on each planet. The wide angle was taken with the cameras darkest filter, a methane absorption band, and the shortest possible exposure, one two-hundredth of a second, to avoid saturating the camera's vidicon tube with scattered sunlight. The sun is not large in the sky, as seen from Voyager's perpective at the edge of the solar system. Yet, it is still 8xs brighter than the brightest star in Earth's sky, Sirius. The image of the sun you see is far larger than  the actual dimension of the solar disk. The result of the brightness is a bright burned out image with multiple reflections from the optics of the camera. The rays around th sun are a diffraction pattern of the calibration lamp which is mounted in front of the  wide angle lens. the 2 narrow angle frames containing the images of the Earth and Venus have been digitally mosaicked into the wide angle image at the appropriate scale. These images were taken through three color filters and recombined to produce the color image. The violet, green, and blue filters used , as well as exposure times of .72,.48, and .72 for Earth, and .36, .24, and .36 for Venus.The images also show long linear streaks resulting from scatering of sulight off parts of the camera and its shade. ARC-1990-AC79-7127

Range : 4 billion miles from Earth, at 32 degrees to the ecliptic. P-...

Range : 4 billion miles from Earth, at 32 degrees to the ecliptic. P-36057C This color image of the Sun, Earth, and Venus is one of the first, and maybe, only images that show are solar system from such a vant... More

After traveling more than 1.5 billion km (948 million mi.), the Magellan spacecraft was inserted into orbit around Venus on Aug. 10, 1990.  This mosaic consists of adjacent pieces of two magellan image strips obtained in the first radar test.  The radar test was part of a planned In-Orbit Checkout sequence designed to prepare the magellan spacecraft and radar to begin mapping after Aug. 31.  The strip on the left was returned to the Goldstone Deep Space Network station in California; the strip to the right was received at the DSN in Canberra, Australia.  A third station that will be receiving Magellan data is locaterd near Madrid, Spain.  Each image strip is 20 km (12 mi.) wide and 16,000 km (10,000 mi.) long.  This mosaic is a small portion 80 km (50 mi.) long.  This image is centered at 21 degrees north latitude and 286.8 degrees east longitude, southeast of a volcanic highland region called Beta Regio.  The resolution of the image is about 120 meters (400 feet), 10 times better than revious images of the same area of Venus, revealing many new geologic features.  The bright line trending northwest-southeast across the center of the image is a fracture or fault zone cutting the volcanic plains.  In the upper lest corner of the image, a multiple-ring circular feature of probable volcanic origin can be seen,  approx. 4.27 km (2.65 mi.) across.  The bright and dark variations seen in the plains surrounding these features correspond to volcanic lava flows of varying ages.  The volcanic lava flows in the southern half of the image have been cut by north-south trending faults.  This area is similar geologically to volcanic deposits seen on Earth at Hawaii and the Snake River Plains in Idaho. ARC-1990-A90-3000

After traveling more than 1.5 billion km (948 million mi.), the Magell...

After traveling more than 1.5 billion km (948 million mi.), the Magellan spacecraft was inserted into orbit around Venus on Aug. 10, 1990. This mosaic consists of adjacent pieces of two magellan image strips o... More

Range :  350,000 miles (JPL Ref: P-37329) This image of the western hemisphere of the Moon was taken through a green filter by Galileo at 9:35 am PST.  In the center is the Orientale Basin, 600 miles in diameter, formed about 3.8 billion years ago by the impact of an streroid-size body.  Orientale's dark center is a small mare.  To the right is the lunar near side with the great, dark Oceanus Procellarum above and the small, circular, dark Mare Humorum Below.  Maria are broad plains formed mostly over 3 billion years ago as vast bassaltic lava flows.  To the left is the lunar far side with fewer maria, but, at lower left, the South-Pole-Aitken basin, about 1200 miles in diameter, which resemble Orientale but is much older and more weathered and battered by cratering.  The intervening cratered highlands of both sides, as well as the maria, are dotted with bright, young craters.  This image was 'reprojected' so as to center visibility of small features. ARC-1990-AC91-2016

Range : 350,000 miles (JPL Ref: P-37329) This image of the western he...

Range : 350,000 miles (JPL Ref: P-37329) This image of the western hemisphere of the Moon was taken through a green filter by Galileo at 9:35 am PST. In the center is the Orientale Basin, 600 miles in diamete... More

Range :  350,000 miles This image of the western hemisphere of the Moon was taken through a green filter by Galileo at 9:35 am PST.  In the center is the Orientale Basin, 600 miles in diameter, formed about 3.8 billion years ago by the impact of an streroid-size body.  Orientale's dark center is a small mare.  To the right is the lunar near side with the great, dark Oceanus Procellarum above and the small, circular, dark Mare Humorum Below.  Maria are broad plains formed mostly over 3 billion years ago as vast bassaltic lava flows.  To the left is the lunar far side with fewer maria, but, at lower left, the South-Pole-Aitken basin, about 1200 miles in diameter, which resemble Orientale but is much older and more weathered and battered by cratering.  The intervening cratered highlands of both sides, as well as the maria, are dotted with bright, young craters.  This image was 'reprojected' so as to center visibility of small features. ARC-1990-A91-2007

Range : 350,000 miles This image of the western hemisphere of the Moo...

Range : 350,000 miles This image of the western hemisphere of the Moon was taken through a green filter by Galileo at 9:35 am PST. In the center is the Orientale Basin, 600 miles in diameter, formed about 3.8... More

Art By: Don Davis Artist's concept of a catastrophic asteroid impact with the Earth Super-impacts (shown here) on the early Earth 3.5 billion years ago, may have wiped out life completely more than once.  Medium impacts would have vaporized upper ocean layers destroying origin-of-life process.  Some life may have survived at med-ocean ridges under thousands of feet of water.   Revised history for the origin-of -life on Earth has been devoloped from new findings about the frequency and sizes of colossal impacts on our planet.  The work was done by Bern Oberbeck and Dr. Kevin Azhnle. of NASA's Ames Research Center. ARC-1991-AC91-0193

Art By: Don Davis Artist's concept of a catastrophic asteroid impact w...

Art By: Don Davis Artist's concept of a catastrophic asteroid impact with the Earth Super-impacts (shown here) on the early Earth 3.5 billion years ago, may have wiped out life completely more than once. Mediu... More

One of the many trains in the train yard at the Rajlovak train facility, located on the outskirts of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, during Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR. The train needs repair due to the four year war in Sarajevo and the cost of repairs to buildings and trains is estimated to be around one billion dollars

One of the many trains in the train yard at the Rajlovak train facilit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT ENDEAVOR Base: Sarajevo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Blaze E. Lipowski, USAF Rel... More

One of the many trains in the train yard at the Rajlovak train facility, located on the outskirts of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, during Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR. The train needs repair due to the four year war in Sarajevo and the cost of repairs to buildings and trains is estimated to be around one billion dollars

One of the many trains in the train yard at the Rajlovak train facilit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT ENDEAVOR Base: Sarajevo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Blaze E. Lipowski, USAF Rel... More

Martian Meteorite (ALH84001): This high resolution transmission electron microscope image is of a cast, or replica, from a chip of a Martian meteorite, labeled ALH84001, that shows the outline of what are believed to be possible microscopic fossils of bacteria-like organisms that may have lived on Mars more than 3.6 billion years ago. The tubular features in this image are less than a micrometer in size, or about 1/500th the diameter of a human hair.  (JSC ref: S96-12637) ARC-1996-AC96-0345-11

Martian Meteorite (ALH84001): This high resolution transmission electr...

Martian Meteorite (ALH84001): This high resolution transmission electron microscope image is of a cast, or replica, from a chip of a Martian meteorite, labeled ALH84001, that shows the outline of what are belie... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical power systems that have flown successfully on 23 previous U.S. missions over the past 37 years. These generators produce power by converting heat into electrical energy; the heat is provided by the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 dioxide, a non-weapons-grade material. RTGs enable spacecraft to operate at significant distances from the Sun where solar power systems would not be feasible. Cassini will travel two billion miles to reach Saturn and another 1.1 billion miles while in orbit around Saturn. Cassini is undergoing final preparations for liftoff on a Titan IVB/Centaur launch vehicle, with the launch window opening at 4:55 a.m. EDT, Oct. 13 KSC-97PC1536

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, comp... More

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical power systems that have flown successfully on 23 previous U.S. missions over the past 37 years. These generators produce power by converting heat into electrical energy; the heat is provided by the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 dioxide, a non-weapons-grade material. RTGs enable spacecraft to operate at significant distances from the Sun where solar power systems would not be feasible. Cassini will travel two billion miles to reach Saturn and another 1.1 billion miles while in orbit around Saturn. Cassini is undergoing final preparations for liftoff on a Titan IVB/Centaur launch vehicle, with the launch window opening at 4:55 a.m. EDT, Oct. 13 KSC-97PC1535

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are instal...

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical powe... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical power systems that have flown successfully on 23 previous U.S. missions over the past 37 years. These generators produce power by converting heat into electrical energy; the heat is provided by the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 dioxide, a non-weapons-grade material. RTGs enable spacecraft to operate at significant distances from the Sun where solar power systems would not be feasible. Cassini will travel two billion miles to reach Saturn and another 1.1 billion miles while in orbit around Saturn. Cassini is undergoing final preparations for liftoff on a Titan IVB/Centaur launch vehicle, with the launch window opening at 4:55 a.m. EDT, Oct. 13 KSC-97PC1532

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, comp... More

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical power systems that have flown successfully on 23 previous U.S. missions over the past 37 years. These generators produce power by converting heat into electrical energy; the heat is provided by the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 dioxide, a non-weapons-grade material. RTGs enable spacecraft to operate at significant distances from the Sun where solar power systems would not be feasible. Cassini will travel two billion miles to reach Saturn and another 1.1 billion miles while in orbit around Saturn. Cassini is undergoing final preparations for liftoff on a Titan IVB/Centaur launch vehicle, with the launch window opening at 4:55 a.m. EDT, Oct. 13 KSC-97PC1538

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are instal...

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical powe... More

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, one of three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) is being installed on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical power systems that have flown successfully on 23 previous U.S. missions over the past 37 years. These generators produce power by converting heat into electrical energy; the heat is provided by the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 dioxide, a non-weapons-grade material. RTGs enable spacecraft to operate at significant distances from the Sun where solar power systems would not be feasible. Cassini will travel two billion miles to reach Saturn and another 1.1 billion miles while in orbit around Saturn. Cassini is undergoing final preparations for liftoff on a Titan IVB/Centaur launch vehicle, with the launch window opening at 4:55 a.m. EDT, Oct. 13 KSC-97PC1534

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, one of three Radio...

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, one of three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) is being installed on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical p... More

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical power systems that have flown successfully on 23 previous U.S. missions over the past 37 years. These generators produce power by converting heat into electrical energy; the heat is provided by the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 dioxide, a non-weapons-grade material. RTGs enable spacecraft to operate at significant distances from the Sun where solar power systems would not be feasible. Cassini will travel two billion miles to reach Saturn and another 1.1 billion miles while in orbit around Saturn. Cassini is undergoing final preparations for liftoff on a Titan IVB/Centaur launch vehicle, with the launch window opening at 4:55 a.m. EDT, Oct. 13 KSC-97PC1533

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are instal...

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical powe... More

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical power systems that have flown successfully on 23 previous U.S. missions over the past 37 years. These generators produce power by converting heat into electrical energy; the heat is provided by the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 dioxide, a non-weapons-grade material. RTGs enable spacecraft to operate at significant distances from the Sun where solar power systems would not be feasible. Cassini will travel two billion miles to reach Saturn and another 1.1 billion miles while in orbit around Saturn. Cassini is undergoing final preparations for liftoff on a Titan IVB/Centaur launch vehicle, with the launch window opening at 4:55 a.m. EDT, Oct. 13 KSC-97PC1537

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are instal...

At Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, workers are installing three Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) on the Cassini spacecraft. RTGs are lightweight, compact spacecraft electrical powe... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers prepare the GALEX satellite for solar array testing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0480

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers prepare the GALEX satellite for s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers prepare the GALEX satellite for solar array testing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on the GALEX satellite. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0484

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on the GALEX satellite. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting sp... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on the GALEX satellite. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0486

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on the GALEX satellite. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting sp... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility look over the GALEX satellite before solar array testing. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0481

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing F...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility look over the GALEX satellite before solar array testing. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, a worker checks over the GALEX satellite on a rotation stand. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0478

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, a worker checks over the GALEX satellite on a rotation stand. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that wi... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on the GALEX satellite. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0483

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on the GALEX satellite. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting sp... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The GALEX satellite is rotated to vertical again for solar array testing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0479

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The GALEX satellite is rotated to vertic...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The GALEX satellite is rotated to vertical again for solar array testing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telesc... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on the GALEX satellite. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0485

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on the GALEX satellite. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting sp... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, a worker inspects the GALEX satellite after its rotation on a stand. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0477

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, a worker inspects the GALEX satellite after its rotation on a stand. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on the GALEX satellite. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0482

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on the GALEX satellite. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting sp... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, the GALEX satellite has been moved to a rotation stand. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0476

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facilit...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, the GALEX satellite has been moved to a rotation stand. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space telescope that will ob... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The solar array panels on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite are deployed during processing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0489

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The solar array panels on the Galaxy Evo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The solar array panels on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite are deployed during processing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The GALEX is an orbiting space te... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The solar array panels on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite are deployed during processing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0488

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The solar array panels on the Galaxy Evol...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The solar array panels on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite are deployed during processing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The GALEX is an orbiting space tel... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite is ready for deployment of its solar array panels during processing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0487

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) sat...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite is ready for deployment of its solar array panels during processing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The GALEX is an orbitin... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The solar array panels on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite are deployed during processing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0490

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The solar array panels on the Galaxy Evo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The solar array panels on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite are deployed during processing in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The GALEX is an orbiting space te... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility check the solar array panels on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite after they were deployed. The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0491

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing F...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility check the solar array panels on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite after they were deployed. The GALEX is an orbiting s... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility check the solar array panels on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite after they were deployed. The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25 via a Pegasus rocket. KSC-03pd0492

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility check the solar array panels on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite after they were deployed. The GALEX is an orbiting ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s L-1011 aircraft arrives at the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with the Pegasus rocket attached below.  The Pegasus will carry into space the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25. KSC-03pd0505

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s L-1011 airc...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s L-1011 aircraft arrives at the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with the Pegasus rocket attached below. The Pegasus will carry into space... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s L-1011 aircraft sits on the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with the Pegasus rocket attached below.  The Pegasus will carry into space the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25. KSC-03pd0506

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s L-1011 airc...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s L-1011 aircraft sits on the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with the Pegasus rocket attached below. The Pegasus will carry into space th... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s L-1011 aircraft arrives at the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with the Pegasus rocket attached below.  The Pegasus will carry ito orbit the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25. KSC-03pd0504

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s L-1011 ai...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s L-1011 aircraft arrives at the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with the Pegasus rocket attached below. The Pegasus will carry ito orbi... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The Pegasus launch vehicle is on a transporter, ready to be moved from the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX).  The Pegasus will carry the GALEX, an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history, into orbit. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25. KSC-03pd0507

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is on a tran...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is on a transporter, ready to be moved from the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. Th... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is moved from the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX). The Pegasus will carry into orbit the GALEX, a space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25. KSC-03pd0510

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is moved from...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is moved from the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Gal... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is moved from the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX).  The Pegasus will carry into orbit the GALEX, a space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25. KSC-03pd0509

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is moved from...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is moved from the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Gal... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle enters the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX). The Pegasus will carry into orbit the GALEX, a space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25. KSC-03pd0512

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle enters the Mu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle enters the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX). The Pegasus will carry into ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - As darkness falls, the Pegasus launch vehicle arrives at the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX). The Pegasus will carry into orbit the GALEX, a space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25. KSC-03pd0511

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - As darkness falls, the Pegasus launch veh...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - As darkness falls, the Pegasus launch vehicle arrives at the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX). The Pe... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is inside the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX). The Pegasus will carry into orbit the GALEX, a space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25. KSC-03pd0513

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is inside the...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is inside the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX). The Pegasus will carry in... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is on a transporter, ready to be moved from the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. There it will be mated to the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX).  The Pegasus will carry into orbit the GALEX, an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. Led by the California Institute of Technology, GALEX will conduct several first-of-a-kind sky surveys, including an extra-galactic (beyond our galaxy) ultraviolet all-sky survey. During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding of how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  GALEX is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 25. KSC-03pd0508

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is on a trans...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Pegasus launch vehicle is on a transporter, ready to be moved from the Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at KSC. The... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -A worker in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility watches closely as NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft is rotated in preparation for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. From its orbit high above Earth, the spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors.  Looking in the ultraviolet will single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0623

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -A worker in the Multi-Payload Processing F...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -A worker in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility watches closely as NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft is rotated in preparation for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehic... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft is successfully rotated to horizontal in preparation for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. From its orbit high above Earth, the spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors.  Looking in the ultraviolet will single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0624

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecr...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft is successfully rotated to horizontal in preparation for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 fro... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A technician (left) works on NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft after rotation.  The GALEX will be mated mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. Set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the GALEX will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. From its orbit high above Earth, the spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors.  Looking in the ultraviolet will single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0625

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A technician (left) works on NASA's Gala...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A technician (left) works on NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft after rotation. The GALEX will be mated mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. Set to launch April 2 f... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft is moved to a rotation stand in preparation for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. From its orbit high above Earth, the spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors.  Looking in the ultraviolet will single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0621

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft is moved to a rotation stand in preparation for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility watch as NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft is rotated in preparation for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. From its orbit high above Earth, the spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors.  Looking in the ultraviolet will single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0622

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing F...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility watch as NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft is rotated in preparation for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GA... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. The spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors to single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0738

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Can... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. The spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors to single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0739

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Can... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. The spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors to single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0742

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Can... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. The spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors to single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0740

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Can... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. The spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors to single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0736

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facil...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. The spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors to single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0741

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Can... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will carry into space an orbiting telescope that will observe a million galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history to help astronomers determine when the stars and elements we see today had their origins. The spacecraft will sweep the skies for 28 months using state-of-the-art ultraviolet detectors to single out galaxies dominated by young, hot, short-lived stars that give off a great deal of energy at that wavelength.  These galaxies are actively creating stars, and therefore provide a window into the history and causes of star formation in galaxies. KSC-03pd0737

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facil...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- -- In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is prepared for mating with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The GALEX, set to launch April 2 from Cape ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -  The Galaxy Evolution Explorer  (GALEX) spacecraft is lifted away from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle after demating.  Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch.  The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.  During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  The GALEX launch date is under review. KSC-03pd0800

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is lifted away from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle after demating. Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its laun... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer  (GALEX) spacecraft is moved toward a work stand (in the foreground).  Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch.  The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.  During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  The GALEX launch date is under review. KSC-03pd0802

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) sp...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is moved toward a work stand (in the foreground). Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch. The GALEX is... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility prepare to demate the Galaxy Evolution Explorer  (GALEX) spacecraft from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle.  Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch.  The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.  During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  The GALEX launch date is under review. KSC-03pd0796

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility prepare to demate the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. Foreign object debris shie... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -  Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility check the Galaxy Evolution Explorer  (GALEX) spacecraft as it is removed from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle.  Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch.  The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.  During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  The GALEX launch date is under review. KSC-03pd0798

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility check the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft as it is removed from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. Foreign object debris... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer  (GALEX) spacecraft is moved away from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle.  Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch.  The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.  During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  The GALEX launch date is under review. KSC-03pd0799

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) sp...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is moved away from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch. The GALEX is... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -  The Galaxy Evolution Explorer  (GALEX) spacecraft is placed on a work stand.  Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch.  The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.  During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  The GALEX launch date is under review. KSC-03pd0804

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is placed on a work stand. Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch. The GALEX is an orbiting space tel... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -  The Galaxy Evolution Explorer  (GALEX) spacecraft is lifted toward a work stand (in the foreground).  Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch.  The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.  During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  The GALEX launch date is under review. KSC-03pd0801

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is lifted toward a work stand (in the foreground). Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch. The GALEX ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -  Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility begin demating the Galaxy Evolution Explorer  (GALEX) spacecraft from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle.  Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch.  The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.  During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  The GALEX launch date is under review. KSC-03pd0797

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Workers in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility begin demating the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle. Foreign object debris shields... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -  The Galaxy Evolution Explorer  (GALEX) spacecraft is lowered toward a work stand.  Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch.  The GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.  During its 29-month mission GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed.  The GALEX launch date is under review. KSC-03pd0803

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is lowered toward a work stand. Foreign object debris shields will be installed before its launch. The GALEX is an orbiting spac... More

President George W. Bush (right), with The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense (center) and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz (left), announces his $74.7 billion wartime supplemental budget request at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., on Mar. 25, 2003. (DoD photo by Robert D. Ward)  (Released)

President George W. Bush (right), with The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Robert D. Ward, CIV Release Status: Rel... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft awaits inspection after being moved into a vertical position in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.  On the right is the Pegasus launch vehicle from which it was demated. A borescope inspection will be conducted on the spacecraft to locate a small fastener and associated clip missing from a demated connector identified during preflight testing. GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding to how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed. The GALEX launch date in late April is currently under review. KSC-03pd0864

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) sp...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft awaits inspection after being moved into a vertical position in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. On the right is the Pega... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle and secured to a workstand in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.  A borescope inspection will be conducted to locate a small fastener and associated clip missing from a demated connector identified during preflight testing.  GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding to how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed. The GALEX launch date in late April is currently under review. KSC-03pd0855

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) sp...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle and secured to a workstand in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. A borescope ins... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Technicians prepare to lift the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft into a vertical position after it is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. A borescope inspection will be conducted to locate a small fastener and associated clip missing from a demated connector identified during preflight testing. GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding to how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed. The GALEX launch date in late April is currently under review. KSC-03pd0859

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians prepare to lift the Galaxy E...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians prepare to lift the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft into a vertical position after it is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle in the Payload Hazardous S... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Technicians prepare to lift the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft into a vertical position after it is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. A borescope inspection will be conducted to locate a small fastener and associated clip missing from a demated connector identified during preflight testing. GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding to how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed. The GALEX launch date in late April is currently under review. KSC-03pd0858

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians prepare to lift the Galaxy E...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians prepare to lift the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft into a vertical position after it is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle in the Payload Hazardous S... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft awaits inspection after being moved into a vertical position in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.  On the right is the Pegasus launch vehicle from which it was demated. A borescope inspection will be conducted on the spacecraft to locate a small fastener and associated clip missing from a demated connector identified during preflight testing.  GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding to how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed. The GALEX launch date in late April is currently under review. KSC-03pd0863

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) sp...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft awaits inspection after being moved into a vertical position in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. On the right is the Pega... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Technicians prepare to lift the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft into a vertical position after it is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.  A borescope inspection will be conducted to locate a small fastener and associated clip missing from a demated connector identified during preflight testing.  GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding to how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed. The GALEX launch date in late April is currently under review. KSC-03pd0857

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians prepare to lift the Galaxy E...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians prepare to lift the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft into a vertical position after it is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle in the Payload Hazardous S... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Technicians lift the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft into a vertical position after it is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. A borescope inspection will be conducted to locate a small fastener and associated clip missing from a demated connector identified during preflight testing. GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding to how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed. The GALEX launch date in late April is currently under review. KSC-03pd0861

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians lift the Galaxy Evolution Ex...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians lift the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft into a vertical position after it is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Fa... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Technicians verify that the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is secure on its workstand after being moved into a vertical position in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.  On the right is the Pegasus launch vehicle from which it was demated. A borescope inspection will be conducted on the spacecraft to locate a small fastener and associated clip missing from a demated connector identified during preflight testing. GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding to how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed. The GALEX launch date in late April is currently under review. KSC-03pd0862

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians verify that the Galaxy Evolu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians verify that the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is secure on its workstand after being moved into a vertical position in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Fa... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle and secured to a workstand in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.  A borescope inspection will be conducted to locate a small fastener and associated clip missing from a demated connector identified during preflight testing.  GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding to how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed. The GALEX launch date in late April is currently under review. KSC-03pd0856

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) sp...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle and secured to a workstand in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. A borescope ins... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Technicians lift the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft into a vertical position after it is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. A borescope inspection will be conducted to locate a small fastener and associated clip missing from a demated connector identified during preflight testing. GALEX is an orbiting space telescope that will observe galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history. During its 29-month mission, GALEX will produce the first comprehensive map of a Universe of galaxies under construction, bringing more understanding to how galaxies like the Milky Way were formed. The GALEX launch date in late April is currently under review. KSC-03pd0860

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians lift the Galaxy Evolution Ex...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Technicians lift the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft into a vertical position after it is demated from its Pegasus launch vehicle in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Fa... More