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A Leaf Out of Nicholas Nickleby with Slight Variations – Nicholas quits the Company – Theatrical Emotion of Mr. Vincent Crummles
La libert,̌ op. 40

La libert,̌ op. 40

cover only From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright D... More

Fantasia and variations on the Ethiopian air The rose of Alabama, op. 2

Fantasia and variations on the Ethiopian air The rose of Alabama, op. ...

cover page only From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyri... More

[Variations on the "Elvira" Dress]

[Variations on the "Elvira" Dress]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

J. K. Emmet's favorite lullaby with brilliant variations

J. K. Emmet's favorite lullaby with brilliant variations

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

A Dream / Charles C. Curran.  Michaelmas daisies / F.D. Millet.  Brother and sister / Abbott H. Thayer.  Variations in flesh-color and green--the balcony / James McNeill Whistler. Pottery market at Nuremberg / Louis C. Tiffany

A Dream / Charles C. Curran. Michaelmas daisies / F.D. Millet. Broth...

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1892 Dec. 17, p. 1212. Five reproductions of paintings.

Airplanes - Inspection - Manufacturing Curtiss OX-5 training aeroplane motors for the United States Government at the Elmira N.Y plant of the Willys Overland Company Toledo, Ohio. Part of the line of twenty stalls equipped for the "limbering" test. Each stall has a safety gate to protect workmen from coming in contact with the moving blades. The motor is run for four hours in this test under its own power. For the first half hour it is run at 900 rpm and the speed is increased 100 rpm each half hour up to 1300 rpm. The next half hour it is run at 1350 rpm, and during the lat hour run wide open where the speed will vary from 1390 to 1425 rpm, according to weather conditions or slight variations in the motors

Airplanes - Inspection - Manufacturing Curtiss OX-5 training aeroplane...

Photographer: From Willys Overland Company Airplanes - Inspection

[ Variations] [2]

[ Variations] [2]

[Costume design for French Male in Variations] (Content) 1932 (date)

U.S. Reports: U. S. v. Shreveport Grain & El. Co., 287 U.S. 77 (1932)

U.S. Reports: U. S. v. Shreveport Grain & El. Co., 287 U.S. 77 (1932)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 287; October Term, 1932; United States v. Shreveport Grain & (and) Elevator Co.

[Portrait of Alicia Markova, Bluebird variations, "Sleeping Beauty"]

[Portrait of Alicia Markova, Bluebird variations, "Sleeping Beauty"]

Title derived from information on verso of photographic print. Van Vechten number: II S 13. Also available on microfilm. Gift; Carl Van Vechten Estate; 1966. Forms part of: Portrait photographs of celebrities, ... More

Voyager 1 Image of Jupiter and two of its satellites (Io, left, and Europa). Io is about 350,000 kilometers (220,000 miles) above Jupiter's Great Red Spot; Europa is about 600,000 kilometers (375,000 miles) above Jupiter's clouds. Although both satellites have about the same brightness, Io's color is very different from Europa's. Io's equatorial region show two types of material -- dark orange, broken by several bright spots -- producing a mottled appearance. The poles are darker and reddish. Preliminary evidence suggests color variations within and between the polar regions.  Io's surface composition is unknown, but scientists believe it may be a mixture of salts and sulfur.  Erupoa is less strongly colored, although still relatively dark at short wavelengths. Markings on Eruopa are less evident that on the other satellites, although this picture shows darker regions toward the trailing half of the visible disk. Jupiter at this point is about 20 million kilometers (12.4 million miles) from the spacecraft.  At this resolution (about 400 kimometers or 250 miles) there is evidence of circular motion in Jupiter's atmosphere. While the dominant large-scale motions are west-to-east, small-scale movement includes eddy-like circulation within and between the bands.  (JPL ref: P-21082) ARC-1979-A79-0164-1

Voyager 1 Image of Jupiter and two of its satellites (Io, left, and Eu...

Voyager 1 Image of Jupiter and two of its satellites (Io, left, and Europa). Io is about 350,000 kilometers (220,000 miles) above Jupiter's Great Red Spot; Europa is about 600,000 kilometers (375,000 miles) abo... More

Voyager 1 Image of Jupiter and two of its satellites (Io, left, and Europa). Io is about 350,000 kilometers (220,000 miles) above Jupiter's Great Red Spot; Europa is about 600,000 kilometers (375,000 miles) above Jupiter's clouds. Although both satellites have about the same brightness, Io's color is very different from Europa's. Io's equatorial region show two types of material -- dark orange, broken by several bright spots -- producing a mottled appearance. The poles are darker and reddish. Preliminary evidence suggests color variations within and between the polar regions.  Io's surface composition is unknown, but scientists believe it may be a mixture of salts and sulfur.  Erupoa is less strongly colored, although still relatively dark at short wavelengths. Markings on Eruopa are less evident that on the other satellites, although this picture shows darker regions toward the trailing half of the visible disk. Jupiter at this point is about 20 million kilometers (12.4 million miles) from the spacecraft.  At this resolution (about 400 kimometers or 250 miles) there is evidence of circular motion in Jupiter's atmosphere. While the dominant large-scale motions are west-to-east, small-scale movement includes eddy-like circulation within and between the bands.  (JPL ref: P-21082) ARC-1979-AC79-0164-1

Voyager 1 Image of Jupiter and two of its satellites (Io, left, and Eu...

Voyager 1 Image of Jupiter and two of its satellites (Io, left, and Europa). Io is about 350,000 kilometers (220,000 miles) above Jupiter's Great Red Spot; Europa is about 600,000 kilometers (375,000 miles) abo... More

Range :  1,094,666 km (677,000 mi.) This false color picture of Callisto was taken by Voyager 2 and is centered on 11 degrees N and 171 degrees W.  This rendition uses an ultraviolet image for the blue component.  Because the surface displays regional contrast in UV, variations in surface materials are apparent.  Notice in particular the dark blue haloes which surround bright craters in the eastern hemisphere.  The surface of Callisto is the most heavily cratered of the Galilean satellites and resembles ancient heavily cratered terrains on the moon, Mercury and Mars.  The bright areas are ejecta thrown out by relatively young impact craters.  A large ringed structure, probably an impact basin, is shown in the upper left part of the picture.  The color version of this picture was constructed by compositing black and white images taken through the ultraviolet, clear and orange filters. ARC-1979-AC79-7104

Range : 1,094,666 km (677,000 mi.) This false color picture of Callis...

Range : 1,094,666 km (677,000 mi.) This false color picture of Callisto was taken by Voyager 2 and is centered on 11 degrees N and 171 degrees W. This rendition uses an ultraviolet image for the blue componen... More

Range : 12.9 million miles (8.0 million miles) P-29468C This false color Voyager photograph of Uranus shows a discrete cloud seen as a bright streak near the planets limb. The cloud visible here is the most prominent feature seen in a series of Voyager images designed to track atmospheric motions.  The occasional donut shaped features, including one at the bottom, are shadows cast by dust on the camera  optics. The picture is a highly processed composite of three images. The processing necessary to bring out the faint features on the planet also brings out these camera blemishes. The three seperate images used where shot through violet, blue, and orange filters. Each color image showd the cloud to a different degree; because they were not exposed at the same time , the images were processed to provide a good spatial match. In a true color image, the cloud would be barely discernable; the false color helps to bring out additional details. The different colors imply variations in vertical structure, but as of yet it is not possible to be specific about such differences. One possiblity is that the uranian atmosphere may contain smog like constituents, in which case some color differences may represent  differences in how these molecules are distributed. ARC-1986-AC86-7008

Range : 12.9 million miles (8.0 million miles) P-29468C This false col...

Range : 12.9 million miles (8.0 million miles) P-29468C This false color Voyager photograph of Uranus shows a discrete cloud seen as a bright streak near the planets limb. The cloud visible here is the most pro... More

P-29502C Range: 1.04 million kilometers (650,000 miles) This color photo of Umbriel, the darkest of Uranus' five large moons was synthesized from frames exposed with the Voyager narrow-angle camera's violet and clear filters and has a resolution of 19 km (12 mi.). Umbriel is characterized by the darkest surface and smallest brightness variations of any of the large satellites of Uranus. As seen here, the surface is also generally gray and colorless. Nevertheless, at this resolution, considerable topographic detail is revealed, showing that Umbriel's surface is covered by impact craters. The brightest spot (shown at top near the equator at approxiamately 270 ° longitude) appears as a bright ring. Its geological significance is not yet understood. Umbriel has a diameter of about 1,200 km (750 miles) and orbits 267,000 km (166,000 mi) from Uranus' center. The satellite's name, from Alexander Pope's 'Rape of the Lock,' means 'dark angel'. ARC-1986-AC86-7018

P-29502C Range: 1.04 million kilometers (650,000 miles) This color pho...

P-29502C Range: 1.04 million kilometers (650,000 miles) This color photo of Umbriel, the darkest of Uranus' five large moons was synthesized from frames exposed with the Voyager narrow-angle camera's violet and... More

Range :  1.4 to 2 million miles These are enhanced versions of four views of Venus taken by Galileo's Solid State Imaging System.  The pictures in the top row were taken about 4 and 5 days after closest approach, and those in the bottom row 6 days after closest approach, 2 hours apart.  These show the faint Venusian cloud features vary clearly.  A high-pass filter way applied to bring out broader global variations in tone.  The bright polar hoods are a well-known feature of Venus.  Of particular interest to planetary atmospheric scientists are the complex cloud patterns near the equator, in the vicinity of the bright subsolar point, where convection is most prevalent. ARC-1990-A91-2013

Range : 1.4 to 2 million miles These are enhanced versions of four vi...

Range : 1.4 to 2 million miles These are enhanced versions of four views of Venus taken by Galileo's Solid State Imaging System. The pictures in the top row were taken about 4 and 5 days after closest approac... 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

This three-dimensional representation of brightness variations in a Magellan radar image of Golubkina crater enhances the structural features of the crater.  Golubkina is 34 kimometers (20.4 mi.) in diameter, and is located at about 60.5 degrees north latitude, 287.2 degrees east longitude.  Golubkina is characterized by  terraced inner walls and a central peak, typical of large impact craters on the Earth, Moon and Mars.  The terraced inner walls form at late stages in the formation of an impact crater, due to collapse of the initial cavity formed by the meterorite impact.  The central peak forms due to rebound of the inner crater floor. ARC-1990-A90-3005

This three-dimensional representation of brightness variations in a Ma...

This three-dimensional representation of brightness variations in a Magellan radar image of Golubkina crater enhances the structural features of the crater. Golubkina is 34 kimometers (20.4 mi.) in diameter, a... More

Martian Soil Color Variations

Martian Soil Color Variations

Martian Soil Color Variations NASA/JPL/Johns Hopkins University

Color Variations in the Sky at Sunset

Color Variations in the Sky at Sunset

Color Variations in the Sky at Sunset NASA/JPL

An EC-135 Looking Glass aircraft taxis past other variations of the C-135 aircraft as it prepares for departure during the joint military exercise GLOBAL GUARDIAN '98

An EC-135 Looking Glass aircraft taxis past other variations of the C-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GLOBAL GUARDIAN '98 Base: Offutt Air Force Base State: Nebraska (NE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

Compositional Variations in Callisto Asgard Impact Structure

Compositional Variations in Callisto Asgard Impact Structure

This observation of a small section of the Asgard terrain reveals compositional variations over the surface of Callisto was captured by NASA Galileo spacecraft in 1996. NASA/JPL

Global Color Variations on Callisto

Global Color Variations on Callisto

Global Color Variations on Callisto NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-3), one of the payloads for the STS-95 mission, is suspended above its payload canister in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The mission is scheduled for liftoff on Space Shuttle Discovery on Oct. 29. IEH-3 comprises several experiments that will study the Jovian planetary system, hot stars, planetary and reflection nebulae, other stellar objects and their environments through remote observation of EUV/FUV emissions; study spacecraft interactions, Shuttle glow, thruster firings, and contamination; and measure the solar constant and identify variations in the value during a solar cycle. Other research payloads include the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Systems Test Platform, the Spartan solar-observing deployable spacecraft, and the SPACEHAB single module with experiments on space flight and the aging process KSC-98pc1135

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The International Extreme Ultraviolet Hi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-3), one of the payloads for the STS-95 mission, is suspended above its payload canister in the Multi-Payload Processing Facili... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-3), one of the payloads for the STS-95 mission, is moved to a payload canister in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The mission is scheduled for liftoff on Space Shuttle Discovery on Oct. 29. IEH-3 comprises several experiments that will study the Jovian planetary system, hot stars, planetary and reflection nebulae, other stellar objects and their environments through remote observation of EUV/FUV emissions; study spacecraft interactions, Shuttle glow, thruster firings, and contamination; and measure the solar constant and identify variations in the value during a solar cycle. Other research payloads include the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Systems Test Platform, the Spartan solar-observing deployable spacecraft, and the SPACEHAB single module with experiments on space flight and the aging process KSC-98pc1130

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The International Extreme Ultraviolet Hi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-3), one of the payloads for the STS-95 mission, is moved to a payload canister in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The m... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-3), one of the payloads for the STS-95 mission, is prepared for its move to a payload canister in the Multi-Payload Processing Facility. The mission is scheduled for liftoff on Space Shuttle Discovery on Oct. 29. IEH-3 comprises several experiments that will study the Jovian planetary system, hot stars, planetary and reflection nebulae, other stellar objects and their environments through remote observation of EUV/FUV emissions; study spacecraft interactions, Shuttle glow, thruster firings, and contamination; and measure the solar constant and identify variations in the value during a solar cycle. Other research payloads include the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Systems Test Platform, the Spartan solar-observing deployable spacecraft, and the SPACEHAB single module with experiments on space flight and the aging process KSC-98pc1134

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The International Extreme Ultraviolet Hi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-3), one of the payloads for the STS-95 mission, is prepared for its move to a payload canister in the Multi-Payload Processing... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Payload Changeout Room (PCR) in the Rotating Service Structure (RSS) at Launch Pad 39-B, technicians in clean suits and tethers prepare to move the payloads for mission STS-95 through the open doors of the payload bay (right) of Space Shuttle Discovery. At the top of the RSS is the Spacehab module; below it are the Spartan solar-observing deployable spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope Orbiting Systems Test Platform (HOST), and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-3). The PCR is an environmentally controlled facility with seals around the mating surface that fit against the orbiter or payload canister and permit the payload bay or canister doors to be opened and cargo removed without exposing it to outside air and contaminants. Payloads are installed vertically in the orbiter using the extendable payload ground handling mechanism. Fixed and extendable work platforms provide work access in the PCR. The SPACEHAB single module involves experiments on space flight and the aging process. Spartan is a solar physics spacecraft designed to perform remote sensing of the hot outer layers of the sun's atmosphere or corona. HOST carries four experiments to validate components planned for installation during the third Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and to evaluate new technologies in an Earth-orbiting environment. IEH-3 comprises several experiments that will study the Jovian planetary system, hot stars, planetary and reflection nebulae, other stellar objects and their environments through remote observation of EUV/FUV emissions; study spacecraft interactions, Shuttle glow, thruster firings, and contamination; and measure the solar constant and identify variations in the value during a solar cycle. Mission STS-95 is scheduled to launch Oct. 29, 1998 KSC-98pc1183

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Payload Changeout Room (PCR) ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Payload Changeout Room (PCR) in the Rotating Service Structure (RSS) at Launch Pad 39-B, technicians in clean suits and tethers prepare to move the payloads for mission ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Payload Changeout Room (PCR) in the Rotating Service Structure (RSS) at Launch Pad 39-B, technicians in clean suits move the payloads for mission STS-95 to the payload bay of Space Shuttle Discovery. At the top of the RSS is the Spacehab module; below it are the Spartan solar-observing deployable spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope Orbiting Systems Test Platform (HOST), and the International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-3). The PCR is an environmentally controlled facility with seals around the mating surface that fit against the orbiter or payload canister and permit the payload bay or canister doors to be opened and cargo removed without exposing it to outside air and contaminants. Payloads are installed vertically in the orbiter using the extendable payload ground handling mechanism. Fixed and extendable work platforms provide work access in the PCR. The SPACEHAB single module involves experiments on space flight and the aging process. Spartan is a solar physics spacecraft designed to perform remote sensing of the hot outer layers of the sun's atmosphere or corona. HOST carries four experiments to validate components planned for installation during the third Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and to evaluate new technologies in an Earth-orbiting environment. IEH-3 comprises several experiments that will study the Jovian planetary system, hot stars, planetary and reflection nebulae, other stellar objects and their environments through remote observation of EUV/FUV emissions; study spacecraft interactions, Shuttle glow, thruster firings, and contamination; and measure the solar constant and identify variations in the value during a solar cycle. Mission STS-95 is scheduled to launch Oct. 29, 1998 KSC-98pc1185

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Payload Changeout Room (PCR) ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Payload Changeout Room (PCR) in the Rotating Service Structure (RSS) at Launch Pad 39-B, technicians in clean suits move the payloads for mission STS-95 to the payload b... More

The open doors of the payload bay on Space Shuttle Discovery await the transfer of four of the payloads on mission STS-95: the SPACEHAB single module, Spartan, the Hubble Space Telescope Orbiting Systems Test Platform (HOST), and the International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-3). At the top of bay are the airlock (used for depressurization and repressurization during extravehicular activity and transfer to Mir) and the tunnel adapter (enables the flight crew members to transfer from the pressurized middeck crew compartment to Spacelab's pressurized shirt-sleeve environment). SPACEHAB involves experiments on space flight and the aging process. Spartan is a solar physics spacecraft designed to perform remote sensing of the hot outer layers of the sun's atmosphere or corona. HOST carries four experiments to validate components planned for installation during the third Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and to evaluate new technologies in an Earth-orbiting environment. IEH-3 comprises several experiments that will study the Jovian planetary system, hot stars, planetary and reflection nebulae, other stellar objects and their environments through remote observation of EUV/FUV emissions; study spacecraft interactions, Shuttle glow, thruster firings, and contamination; and measure the solar constant and identify variations in the value during a solar cycle. Discovery is scheduled to launch on Oct. 29, 1998 KSC-98pc1186

The open doors of the payload bay on Space Shuttle Discovery await the...

The open doors of the payload bay on Space Shuttle Discovery await the transfer of four of the payloads on mission STS-95: the SPACEHAB single module, Spartan, the Hubble Space Telescope Orbiting Systems Test P... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,FLA. -- Inside the Payload Changeout Room (PCR) in the Rotating Service Structure (RSS) at Launch Pad 39-B, technicians in clean suits and tethers prepare to move the payloads for mission STS-95 through the open doors of the payload bay (left) of Space Shuttle Discovery. At the top of the RSS is the Spacehab module; below it are the Spartan solar-observing deployable spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope Orbiting Systems Test Platform (HOST), and the International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-3). The PCR is an environmentally controlled facility with seals around the mating surface that fit against the orbiter or payload canister and permit the payload bay or canister doors to be opened and cargo removed without exposing it to outside air and contaminants. Payloads are installed vertically in the orbiter using the extendable payload ground handling mechanism. Fixed and extendable work platforms provide work access in the PCR. The SPACEHAB single module involves experiments on space flight and the aging process. Spartan is a solar physics spacecraft designed to perform remote sensing of the hot outer layers of the sun's atmosphere or corona. HOST carries four experiments to validate components planned for installation during the third Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and to evaluate new technologies in an Earth-orbiting environment. IEH-3 comprises several experiments that will study the Jovian planetary system, hot stars, planetary and reflection nebulae, other stellar objects and their environments through remote observation of EUV/FUV emissions; study spacecraft interactions, Shuttle glow, thruster firings, and contamination; and measure the solar constant and identify variations in the value during a solar cycle. Mission STS-95 is scheduled to launch Oct. 29, 1998 KSC-98pc1184

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,FLA. -- Inside the Payload Changeout Room (PCR) i...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,FLA. -- Inside the Payload Changeout Room (PCR) in the Rotating Service Structure (RSS) at Launch Pad 39-B, technicians in clean suits and tethers prepare to move the payloads for mission S... More

US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Laut talks to his friends and co-workers after completing his final flight as an Air Force pilot in a HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter. LTC Laut distinguished himself in a career of more than 32 years, all of it on flying status. He is the senior pilot in the California Air National Guard and the most senior helicopter pilot in the Air Force. He was rated in seven different airframes and 22 different variations. He received a Silver Star for gallantry in Vietnam and completed his career with more than 7,500 hours of flight time, more than 250 hours in combat

US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Laut talks to his friends and c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Moffett Federal Air Field State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Andrew Hughan, USAF Release... More

US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Laut steps out of an HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter after completing his final flight as an Air Force pilot. LTC Laut distinguished himself in a career of more than 32 years, all of it on flying status. He is the senior pilot in the California Air National Guard and the most senior helicopter pilot in the Air Force. He was rated in seven different airframes and 22 different variations. He received a Silver Star for gallantry in Vietnam and completed his career with more than 7,500 hours of flight time, more than 250 hours in combat

US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Laut steps out of an HH-60G Pav...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Moffett Federal Air Field State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Andrew Hughan, USAF Release... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  A Delta II rocket launches successfully with the joint NASA/French Space Agency oceanography satellite Jason 1 and Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics satellite aboard.  Liftoff from Launch Complex 2W occurred at 7:07 a.m. PST (10:07 a.m. EST or 15:07 GMT).  Jason 1 joins the orbiting Topex/Poseidon satellite to continue observations of the global climate interaction occurring between the sea and the atmosphere as a result of stored solar energy.  Instruments on Jason 1 will map variations in ocean surface topography to monitor world ocean circulation, study interactions of the oceans and atmosphere, improve climate predictions and observe events like El Nino.  The mission is expected to last three years.  The TIMED satellite will study a little-known region above the atmosphere, some 40 to 110 miles from the Earth's surface. Studying this region has been nearly impossible until now because conventional airplanes and balloons cannot reach this high altitude, and it is too low for direct satellite measurements KSC01pd1820

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket launches succe...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket launches successfully with the joint NASA/French Space Agency oceanography satellite Jason 1 and Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamic... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  A Delta II rocket appears to erupt from the undulating clouds of smoke below as it launches with the joint NASA/French Space Agency oceanography satellite Jason 1 and Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics satellite aboard.  Liftoff from Launch Complex 2W occurred at 7:07 a.m. PST (10:07 a.m. EST or 15:07 GMT).  Jason 1 joins the orbiting Topex/Poseidon satellite to continue observations of the global climate interaction occurring between the sea and the atmosphere as a result of stored solar energy.  Instruments on Jason 1 will map variations in ocean surface topography to monitor world ocean circulation, study interactions of the oceans and atmosphere, improve climate predictions and observe events like El Nino.  The mission is expected to last three years.  The TIMED satellite will study a little-known region above the atmosphere, some 40 to 110 miles from the Earth's surface. Studying this region has been nearly impossible until now because conventional airplanes and balloons cannot reach this high altitude, and it is too low for direct satellite measurements KSC01pd1821

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket appears to eru...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket appears to erupt from the undulating clouds of smoke below as it launches with the joint NASA/French Space Agency oceanography satellite Jason 1 and Therm... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.. --   A Delta rocket leaps off Launch Complex 2W carrying the joint NASA/French Space Agency oceanography satellite Jason 1 and Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics satellite aboard.   Liftoff occurred at 7:07 a.m. PST (10:07 a.m. EST or 15:07 GMT).  Jason 1 joins the orbiting Topex/Poseidon satellite to continue observations of the global climate interaction occurring between the sea and the atmosphere as a result of stored solar energy.  Instruments on Jason 1 will map variations in ocean surface topography to monitor world ocean circulation, study interactions of the oceans and atmosphere, improve climate predictions and observe events like El Nino.  The mission is expected to last three years.  The TIMED satellite will study a little-known region above the atmosphere, some 40 to 110 miles from the Earth's surface. Studying this region has been nearly impossible until now because conventional airplanes and balloons cannot reach this high altitude, and it is too low for direct satellite measurements KSC01pd1822

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.. -- A Delta rocket leaps off Launc...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.. -- A Delta rocket leaps off Launch Complex 2W carrying the joint NASA/French Space Agency oceanography satellite Jason 1 and Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics an... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A container with the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft inside is moved into the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC.  The spacecraft will undergo final processing in the MPPF for launch. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1658

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A container with the Solar Radiation and...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A container with the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft inside is moved into the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC. The spacecraft will undergo final... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  A truck containing the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft approaches the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC. The spacecraft will undergo final processing for launch. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1656

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A truck containing the Solar Radiation ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A truck containing the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft approaches the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC. The spacecraft will undergo final process... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  A container with the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft inside is offloaded at the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC. The spacecraft will undergo final processing for launch. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1657

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A container with the Solar Radiation an...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A container with the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft inside is offloaded at the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC. The spacecraft will undergo fin... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  A truck containing the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft arrives at KSC.  The spacecraft will undergo final processing for launch. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1655

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A truck containing the Solar Radiation ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A truck containing the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft arrives at KSC. The spacecraft will undergo final processing for launch. SORCE is equipped with f... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC, the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft is rotated from a vertical to horizontal position on a workstand. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Center Oct. 26 to begin final processing.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1663

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC, the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft is rotated from a vertical to horizontal position on a workstand. SOR... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Workers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC lift the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft to move it to a workstand. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Center Oct. 26 to begin final processing.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1661

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC lift the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft to move it to a workstand. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Spac... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC, workers unpack the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft.  SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Center Oct. 26 to begin final processing.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1659

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC, workers unpack the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Center Oct. 26 to begi... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC, the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft rests in a horizontal position on a workstand after rotation and removal of its outer covering. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Center Oct. 26 to begin final processing.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1664

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC, the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft rests in a horizontal position on a workstand after rotation and remo... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC look over the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Center Oct. 26 to begin final processing.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1665

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC look over the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Center Oct. 26 to beg... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft sits in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC after being removed from the transport container. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Center Oct. 26 to begin final processing.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1660

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Solar Radiation and Climate Experim...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft sits in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC after being removed from the transport container. SORCE arrived ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC help guide the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft onto a workstand. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Center Oct. 26 to begin final processing.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1662

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC help guide the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft onto a workstand. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Ce... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Computers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility are set up to conduct a solar array test on the SORCE satellite, beyond the screening. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA’s SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1668

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Computers in the Multi-Purpose Processing...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Computers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility are set up to conduct a solar array test on the SORCE satellite, beyond the screening. SORCE is equipped with four instruments tha... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility, workers adjust the SORCE satellite for a solar array test.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA’s SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1670

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility, workers adjust the SORCE satellite for a solar array test. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar r... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility, the SORCE satellite undergoes a solar array test.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA’s SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1671

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility, the SORCE satellite undergoes a solar array test. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Computers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility monitor a solar array test on the SORCE satellite, beyond the screening. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA’s SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1672

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Computers in the Multi-Purpose Processing...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Computers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility monitor a solar array test on the SORCE satellite, beyond the screening. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility return to the SORCE satellite after solar array testing is complete. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA’s SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1673

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility return to the SORCE satellite after solar array testing is complete. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure varia... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility, workers prepare the SORCE satellite for a solar array test.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1667

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility, workers prepare the SORCE satellite for a solar array test. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility, workers adjust the SORCE satellite for a solar array test.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA’s SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  The SORCE project is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  The instruments on the SORCE spacecraft are built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).  Launch of SORCE aboard a Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for mid-December 2002.  Launch site is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd1669

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility, workers adjust the SORCE satellite for a solar array test. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar r... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Workers keep watch as the SORCE satellite is lifted off its workstand. The equipment will rotate the satellite for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and observe some spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  Launch of SORCE aboard the Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2003, at approximately 3:14 p.m. EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd2025

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers keep watch as the SORCE satellit...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers keep watch as the SORCE satellite is lifted off its workstand. The equipment will rotate the satellite for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A worker adjusts the protective cover on the SORCE satellite before its move to a rotating workstand and mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and observe some spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  Launch of SORCE aboard the Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2003, at approximately 3:14 p.m. EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd2022

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A worker adjusts the protective cover on ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A worker adjusts the protective cover on the SORCE satellite before its move to a rotating workstand and mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instrument... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers guide equipment as it lowers over the SORCE satellite.  The equipment will rotate the satellite for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and observe some spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  Launch of SORCE aboard the Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2003, at approximately 3:14 p.m. EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd2024

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers guide equipment as it lowers over...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers guide equipment as it lowers over the SORCE satellite. The equipment will rotate the satellite for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instrum... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers move the SORCE satellite back under the protective canopy for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. The satellite will be rotated before the mating to Pegasus.  SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and observe some spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  Launch of SORCE aboard the Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2003, at approximately 3:14 p.m. EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd2026

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers move the SORCE satellite back und...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers move the SORCE satellite back under the protective canopy for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. The satellite will be rotated before the mating to Pegasus. SORCE is equ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Another view of the SORCE satellite ready for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and observe some spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  Launch of SORCE aboard the Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2003, at approximately 3:14 p.m. EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd2029

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Another view of the SORCE satellite read...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Another view of the SORCE satellite ready for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and obse... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The SORCE satellite is ready for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and observe some spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  Launch of SORCE aboard the Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2003, at approximately 3:14 p.m. EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd2028

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The SORCE satellite is ready for mating t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The SORCE satellite is ready for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and observe some spect... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers move the SORCE satellite from underneath a canopy during its transfer to a rotating workstand for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and observe some spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  Launch of SORCE aboard the Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2003, at approximately 3:14 p.m. EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd2023

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers move the SORCE satellite from und...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers move the SORCE satellite from underneath a canopy during its transfer to a rotating workstand for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instrumen... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The SORCE satellite is being prepared for move to a rotating workstand before being mated to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and observe some spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  Launch of SORCE aboard the Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2003, at approximately 3:14 p.m. EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd2021

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The SORCE satellite is being prepared for...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The SORCE satellite is being prepared for move to a rotating workstand before being mated to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure va... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers carefully rotate the SORCE satellite for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and observe some spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future.  Launch of SORCE aboard the Pegasus XL rocket is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2003, at approximately 3:14 p.m. EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. KSC-02pd2027

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers carefully rotate the SORCE satell...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers carefully rotate the SORCE satellite for mating to the Pegasus launch vehicle. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation and ob... More

ISS012-E-14621 (6 Jan. 2006) --- A portion of Lake Puma Yumco and parts of Tibet and China are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 12 crew member on the International Space Station. The alpine lakes of the Tibetan Plateau are some of the most remote in the world. This image depicts Lake Puma Yumco during the winter season. The lake is located at an elevation of 5,030 meters above sea level, and is considered ultraoligotrophic in that nutrient concentrations in both the water column and lake sediments are extremely low. Water in such lakes tends to be blue to blue-green and have high clarity due to the lack of abundant photosynthesizing organisms such as phytoplankton. Water color change in these lakes is usually due to shallowing of the water – blue indicating deeper water. The maximum dimensions of the lake are 31 kilometers by 14 kilometers, indicating that the ice blocks range from less than ten to hundreds of meters in diameter. According to scientists, the ice pattern is caused by repeated cycles of freezing, fracturing, and refreezing of the ice due to variations in temperature and wind-induced ice motion. A prominent white linear feature across the center of the lake (not visible in this image) is suggestive of an ice ridge formed by east-west winds subsequently highlighted by snow. iss012e14621

ISS012-E-14621 (6 Jan. 2006) --- A portion of Lake Puma Yumco and part...

ISS012-E-14621 (6 Jan. 2006) --- A portion of Lake Puma Yumco and parts of Tibet and China are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 12 crew member on the International Space Station. The alpine ... More

ISS012-E-14620 (6 Jan. 2006) --- A portion of Lake Puma Yumco and parts of Tibet and China are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 12 crew member on the International Space Station. The alpine lakes of the Tibetan Plateau are some of the most remote in the world. This image depicts Lake Puma Yumco during the winter season. The lake is located at an elevation of 5,030 meters above sea level, and is considered ultraoligotrophic in that nutrient concentrations in both the water column and lake sediments are extremely low. Water in such lakes tends to be blue to blue-green and have high clarity due to the lack of abundant photosynthesizing organisms such as phytoplankton. The maximum dimensions of the lake are 31 kilometers by 14 kilometers, indicating that the ice blocks range from less than ten to hundreds of meters in diameter. According to scientists, the ice pattern is caused by repeated cycles of freezing, fracturing, and refreezing of the ice due to variations in temperature and wind-induced ice motion. A prominent white linear feature across the center of the lake (partially visible in upper left in this image) is suggestive of an ice ridge formed by east-west winds subsequently highlighted by snow. iss012e14620

ISS012-E-14620 (6 Jan. 2006) --- A portion of Lake Puma Yumco and part...

ISS012-E-14620 (6 Jan. 2006) --- A portion of Lake Puma Yumco and parts of Tibet and China are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 12 crew member on the International Space Station. The alpine ... More

The B Ring Variations

The B Ring Variations

The B Ring Variations NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

C-Ring Variations

C-Ring Variations

C-Ring Variations NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

A Closer Look at Albedo and Color Variations on Mercury

A Closer Look at Albedo and Color Variations on Mercury

A Closer Look at Albedo and Color Variations on Mercury NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Arizona State University/Carnegie Institution of Washington. Figure 2 from Robinson <i>et al</i... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite into low Earth orbit arrives to the launch pad at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.             Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II in preparation for the targeted June launch. Aquarius, the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, on its three-year mission, will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3865

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The first stage of the United Lau...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite into low Earth orbit arrives to the launch pad at NASA's Space Lau... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane, workers lift the first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft into low Earth orbit, into the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.               Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II in preparation for the targeted June launch. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, on its three-year mission, will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3871

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane, workers lift the first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft into low Earth or... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane, workers guide the first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft into low Earth orbit, into the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.             Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II in preparation for the targeted June launch. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, on its three-year mission, will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3875

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane, workers guide the first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft into low Earth o... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane, workers lift the first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft into low Earth orbit, into the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.               Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II in preparation for the targeted June launch. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, on its three-year mission, will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3869

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane, workers lift the first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft into low Earth or... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane, workers guide the first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft into low Earth orbit, into the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.             Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II in preparation for the targeted June launch. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, on its three-year mission, will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3874

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane, workers guide the first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft into low Earth o... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane, workers lift the first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft into low Earth orbit, into the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.               Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II in preparation for the targeted June launch. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, on its three-year mission, will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3870

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane, workers lift the first stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will carry the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft into low Earth or... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach one of three solid rocket motors to a United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle in the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.       Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II in preparation for the targeted June launch. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes on its three-year mission. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3881

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach one of three solid...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach one of three solid rocket motors to a United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle in the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenbe... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane workers lift one of three United Launch Alliance Delta II solid rocket motors into the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.         Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II in preparation for the targeted June launch. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes on its three-year mission. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3880

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane workers lift one of three United Launch Alliance Delta II solid rocket motors into the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach one of three solid rocket motors to a United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle in the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.       Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II in preparation for the targeted June launch. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes on its three-year mission. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3884

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach one of three solid...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach one of three solid rocket motors to a United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle in the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenbe... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane workers lift one of three United Launch Alliance Delta II solid rocket motors into the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.         Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II in preparation for the targeted June launch. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes on its three-year mission. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3878

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the aid of an overhead crane workers lift one of three United Launch Alliance Delta II solid rocket motors into the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach one of three solid rocket motors to a United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle in the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.       Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II in preparation for the targeted June launch. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes on its three-year mission. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3882

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach one of three solid...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach one of three solid rocket motors to a United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle in the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenbe... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach cables from an overhead crane to the United Launch Alliance Delta II second stage motor for mating to the first stage at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.            Following final tests, the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II launch vehicle in preparation for the targeted June liftoff. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes on its three-year mission. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3887

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach cables from an ove...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers attach cables from an overhead crane to the United Launch Alliance Delta II second stage motor for mating to the first stage at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2)... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is moved away from the service tower as workers prepare to lift the second stage to the top of the tower for mating with the first stage at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.         Following final tests, the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II launch vehicle in preparation for the targeted June liftoff. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes on its three-year mission. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3885

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The United Launch Alliance Delta ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is moved away from the service tower as workers prepare to lift the second stage to the top of the tower for mating with the first... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers prepare the United Launch Alliance Delta II second stage motor for lifting into the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.              Following final tests, the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II launch vehicle in preparation for the targeted June liftoff. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes on its three-year mission. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3886

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers prepare the United Launch...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Workers prepare the United Launch Alliance Delta II second stage motor for lifting into the service tower at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Ba... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the help of an overhead crane workers lift the United Launch Alliance Delta II second stage motor to the top of the service tower for mating with the first stage at NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.          Following final tests, the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft will be integrated to the Delta II launch vehicle in preparation for the targeted June liftoff. Aquarius, the NASA-built instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to fundamental climate processes on its three-year mission. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-2011-3888

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the help of an overhead cran...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With the help of an overhead crane workers lift the United Launch Alliance Delta II second stage motor to the top of the service tower for mating with the first stage at NAS... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is transported to the Spaceport Systems International payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  Earlier, a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane delivered the spacecraft from Campos, Brazil. Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket in preparation for the targeted June launch to low Earth orbit.          Aquarius, the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, will map global changes in salinity at the ocean's surface. Salinity is a key measurement for understanding how changes in rainfall, evaporation and the melting of freezing of ice influence ocean circulation and are linked to variations in Earth's climate. The three-year mission will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to these fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: VAFB/30th Space Wing KSC-2011-2634

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is transported to the Spaceport Systems International payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Earlier, a U.S. ... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is transported to the Spaceport Systems International processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  Earlier, a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane delivered the spacecraft from Campos, Brazil. Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket in preparation for the targeted June launch to low Earth orbit.      Aquarius, the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, will map global changes in salinity at the ocean's surface. Salinity is a key measurement for understanding how changes in rainfall, evaporation and the melting of freezing of ice influence ocean circulation and are linked to variations in Earth's climate. The three-year mission will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to these fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: VAFB/30th Space Wing KSC-2011-2631

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is transported to the Spaceport Systems International processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Earlier, a U.S. Air Forc... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is in the Spaceport Systems International payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  Earlier, a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane delivered the spacecraft from Campos, Brazil. Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket in preparation for the targeted June launch to low Earth orbit.    Aquarius, the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, will map global changes in salinity at the ocean's surface. Salinity is a key measurement for understanding how changes in rainfall, evaporation and the melting of freezing of ice influence ocean circulation and are linked to variations in Earth's climate. The three-year mission will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to these fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: VAFB/30th Space Wing KSC-2011-2638

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is in the Spaceport Systems International payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Earlier, a U.S. Air Force C-... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California from Campos, Brazil, aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane. Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket in preparation for the targeted June launch to low Earth orbit.            Aquarius, the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, will map global changes in salinity at the ocean's surface. Salinity is a key measurement for understanding how changes in rainfall, evaporation and the melting of freezing of ice influence ocean circulation and are linked to variations in Earth's climate. The three-year mission will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to these fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: VAFB/30th Space Wing KSC-2011-2623

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft arr...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California from Campos, Brazil, aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane. Following final tests, th... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California from Campos, Brazil, aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane. Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket in preparation for the targeted June launch to low Earth orbit.          Aquarius, the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, will map global changes in salinity at the ocean's surface. Salinity is a key measurement for understanding how changes in rainfall, evaporation and the melting of freezing of ice influence ocean circulation and are linked to variations in Earth's climate. The three-year mission will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to these fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: VAFB/30th Space Wing KSC-2011-2624

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft arr...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California from Campos, Brazil, aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane. Following final tests, th... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is offloaded from a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The aircraft traveled from Campos, Brazil. Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket in preparation for the targeted June launch to low Earth orbit.        Aquarius, the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, will map global changes in salinity at the ocean's surface. Salinity is a key measurement for understanding how changes in rainfall, evaporation and the melting of freezing of ice influence ocean circulation and are linked to variations in Earth's climate. The three-year mission will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to these fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: VAFB/30th Space Wing KSC-2011-2628

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is offloaded from a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The aircraft traveled from Campos, Brazil. Follow... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is transported to the Spaceport Systems International processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  Earlier, a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane delivered the spacecraft from Campos, Brazil. Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket in preparation for the targeted June launch to low Earth orbit.  Aquarius, the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, will map global changes in salinity at the ocean's surface. Salinity is a key measurement for understanding how changes in rainfall, evaporation and the melting of freezing of ice influence ocean circulation and are linked to variations in Earth's climate. The three-year mission will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to these fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: VAFB/30th Space Wing KSC-2011-2633

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is transported to the Spaceport Systems International processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Earlier, a U.S. Air Forc... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is offloaded from a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The aircraft traveled from Campos, Brazil. Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket in preparation for the targeted June launch to low Earth orbit.        Aquarius, the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, will map global changes in salinity at the ocean's surface. Salinity is a key measurement for understanding how changes in rainfall, evaporation and the melting of freezing of ice influence ocean circulation and are linked to variations in Earth's climate. The three-year mission will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to these fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: VAFB/30th Space Wing KSC-2011-2630

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is offloaded from a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The aircraft traveled from Campos, Brazil. Follow... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is unpacked and unveiled in the Spaceport Systems International payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The container protected the spacecraft on its journey from Campos, Brazil, aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane. Following final tests, the spacecraft will be integrated to a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket in preparation for the targeted June launch to low Earth orbit.      Aquarius, the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft, will map global changes in salinity at the ocean's surface. Salinity is a key measurement for understanding how changes in rainfall, evaporation and the melting of freezing of ice influence ocean circulation and are linked to variations in Earth's climate. The three-year mission will provide new insights into how variations in ocean surface salinity relate to these fundamental climate processes. Photo credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB KSC-2011-2728

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft is unpacked and unveiled in the Spaceport Systems International payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The con... More