Launch of GLAST, June 2008 - Page 2 of 2

Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, FL

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June 10 - Last dinner before the launch!
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June 11 - launch date (we hope) - we gather at Cherie Down beach, Cape Canaveral
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Peter is in constant phone contact with KSC
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12:05 EDT - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, LAUNCH!
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The exhausts hide the Delta II Heavy
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Go GLAST GO!
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Spectacular - but the noise hasn't yet reached us!
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Now the noise begins to get to us
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What a sight! The noise - the rattling of our bones - is extraordinary!
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The Delta II Heavy accelerates very swiftly
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A perfect ascent to the desired 350 mile orbit altitude
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The air-boosters fire up
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Peter is elated after 16 years of work: Bon Voyage GLAST! he exclaims
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Steven shakes Peter's hand, and...
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giving in to emotion, Steven embraces Peter and Christine
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I give Peter an emotional hug
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Nolan congratulates Peter
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Starting here, one frame from each group of 10 frames of the movie of the launch I took
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