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Mayl 2009 Vol. 49, No. 9


Spaceport News

John F. Kennedy Space Center America's gateway to the universe
www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/snews/spnewstoc.htrnml



Shuttles together at pads one last time


By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
he massive rotating
service structure,
or RSS, surround-
ing space shuttle Atlantis at
Launch Pad 39A began to
retract, revealing the glis-
tening white orbiter, solid
rocket boosters and orange
external tank in the early
afternoon sunlight April 17.
Space shuttle Endeavour,
framed by the three new
600-foot-tall lightning tow-
ers, sat majestically on Pad
B after arriving there earlier
the same day.
Mike Wisnom, a United
Space Alliance system
engineer in Ground Systems
Support, drove the cab that
moved the RSS at Pad A.
He and a team of about 40
USA and NASA engineers
and technicians arrived at
the pad about two hours
before to perform a safety
walk down and review
preliminary procedures with
support test managers.
After receiving the go-
ahead to proceed, Wisnom
drove the RSS very slowly
along special rails in the


NASA/Kim Shiflett
With the space shuttle fleet set for retirement in 2010, this is expected to be the final time two shuttles will be on launch pads
at the same time Atlantis, left, sits on Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A Endeavour stands by at Pad B in the unlikely
event that a rescue mission is necessary during Atlantis' upcoming mission to upgrade NASA's Hubble Space Telescope


concrete pad surface. The
process took about 30
minutes.
"What an awesome
picture this would make,"
Wisnom said, after securing
the cab and looking back at
both shuttles. T\\ o shuttles,
one on each pad, it doesn't


get any better than this."
NASA Launch Direc-
tor Mike Leinbach said it's
great to have Atlantis on Pad
A with Endeavour on Pad B.
"We never thought that
would happen again in the
program until the trouble
with Hubble delayed the


two-launch sequence last
fall," Leinbach said. "And
now, with the highly visible
modifications at Pad B for
the Constellation Program,
it makes it especially poi-
gnant to see them both at the
pads.
"Those modifications


More inside
Thirty years ago,
Enterprise was the first
space shuttle to roll
out to a launch pad,
Heritage, Page 7.

also speak volumes that the
end of the shuttle program is
nearing. That's sad, but the
beginning of a new program
is exciting, so that helps
offset the sad feelings."
Since 1985, shuttles
have been at both launch
pads 19 times -- a rare sight,
considering Kennedy's
launched 125 shuttle mis-
sions to date.
Previously, two shuttles
were on launch pads at the
same time in September
2008. Atlantis was on Pad
A for the STS-125 mission,
and Endeavour arrived at
Pad B for the Launch on
Need mission, or LON.
When Atlantis rolled back to
the Vehicle Assembly Build-
ing because of a delay in the
Hubble Servicing Mission,
Endeavour rolled around to
See SHUTTLES, Page 6


Inside this issue ...


2009 Family Day


Heritage:
Enterprise rolls out


Earth Day 2009


STS-119 crew return


Page 2Page 3 Pages 4-5 Page 7


May 1, 2009


Vol. 49, No. 9


Page 2


Page 3 Pages 4-5


Page 7










Earth Day showcases Kennedy's green efforts


By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News

Sennedy Space
K Center's Earth
ay 2009 activi-
ties took place April 22 and
23, but the center's efforts
to conserve, recycle and go
green happen year-round.
For example, Kennedy
recycles about 38 million
pounds of trash each year.
A fleet of nearly 900
alternative fuel vehicles are
driven around the center.
And for the second year in a
row, compostable plates and
utensils, corn-based cups
and recycled paper products
were used at the annual
KSC All-American Picnic.
Kennedy rolled out its
Earth Day event with the
theme, "You Can Make a
Difference from Earth to
Space," with the help of the
Environmental Management
Branch in Center Operations
and United Space Alliance's
Environmental Office.
The event featured
about 20 local, state and
national companies and or-
ganizations, with exhibits at
the Operations and Check-
out Building and Multi-
Function Facility.
Other activities includ-
ed wildlife tours of the cen-
ter, displays of alternative
fuel vehicles and environ-
mentally friendly products,
as well as information about
natural resources, energy
conservation, recycling and
environmental stewardship.
Recycling and Green
Purchasing Manager Alice
Smith helped organize the
Earth Day activities.
"The Environmental
Office has hosted Earth
Day events since 1999,"
Smith said. "We participate
in Earth Day to help raise
awareness of the various
recycling and conservation
programs offered at Ken-
nedy."
That includes the new


NASA/Jim Grossmann
Kennedy Space Center celebrates Earth Day on April 22 and 23, with about 20 vendors showcasing environmentally friendly
activities and products, including energy conservation and recycling tips This display highlights computer monitor recycling


NASA/Jim Grossmann
Environmental vendors work to show the importance of protecting Earth every day


recycling bins for glass, alu-
minum and plastics located
in most Kennedy facilities.
This effort is in line with an
executive order calling for
cost-effective waste preven-
tion and recycling programs,
among other practices.
These include reduc-
tions in greenhouse gas
emissions; acquisition of
green products and services;
sustainable design and high
performance buildings; and
vehicle fleet management,
including the use of alterna-
tive fuel vehicles, alterna-
tive fuels and the further
reduction of petroleum
consumption.
Smith said the cen-
ter recycles cement and
concrete, scrap metal, yard


waste, lumber, mixed paper,
asphalt, cardboard, copper,
used oil, tires and scrap
property material from
electronics.
According to Bruce
Chesson, Kennedy's alterna-
tive fuel program manager,
the center uses 33 com-
pressed natural gas vehicles,
85 bi-fuel vehicles, 107
diesel vehicles and 676 flex-
fuel vehicles.
"Since 2004, Kennedy
has used close to one mil-
lion gallons of alternative
fuels," Chesson said. "It's
important to raise awareness
and encourage workers to
use these fuels in the alter-
native fuel vehicles."
In June 2008, the
center held a ribbon-cutting


ceremony for the new Life
Support Facility in Kenne-
dy's Industrial Area.
The facility is the first
NASA-funded building at
Kennedy to be awarded the
U.S. Green Building Coun-
cil's Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design,
or LEED, Silver certifica-
tion. The LEED Green
Building Rating System is
the national benchmark for
the design, construction and
operation of high-perfor-
mance green buildings.
The Life Support Facil-
ity has increased filtration
and carbon monoxide moni-
toring for improved indoor
air quality, dual-flush toilets
for water conservation,
as well as high-efficiency
lighting and low or no vola-
tile organic compounds in
adhesives and paints.
According to Frank
Kline, in Kennedy's Fa-
cilities Division of Center
Operations, several other
upcoming projects will be
green and meet some level
of LEED certification. These
include the Operations and
Checkout Building remodel,
Propellants North and South
facilities and the Electrical
Maintenance Facility.

See EARTH, Page 6


KSC takes pride in
protecting planet


Kennedy has a fleet of lithium-
powered smart cars







Car batteries are recycled and
reused


Scrap metal and lumber are
recycled


Solar hot-water panels line the
back of the Headquarters Building
r~~


Freon recovery follows the Clean
Air Act of 1990
Photos by NASA/Jim Grossmann


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STS-119 crew shares mission insights, laurels


Sometimes life in
space isn't that much
different than on
Earth.
When asked what to
do when a fellow astronaut
is snoring up on the In-
ternational Space Station,
STS-119 Mission Specialist
Steve Swanson said, "You
stop him."
But there was no stop-
ping the STS-119 mission
crew from helping the orbit-
ing laboratory reach full
power to support a crew of
six and new science experi-
ments.
On April 24, the
STS-119 crew returned to
Kennedy Space Center's
Training Auditorium to
share their perspective of
the mission.


NASA/Jim Grossmann
The STS-119 crew, from left, Mission Specialists Joseph Acaba, Richard Arnold,
Steve Swanson and John Phillips, Commander Lee Archambault, and Pilot Tony
Antonelli Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Kolchi Wakata, not
pictured, remains aboard the International Space Station


Commander Lee Ar-
chambault shared the stage
with Pilot Tony Antonelli
and Mission Specialists
Joseph Acaba, Swanson,
Richard Arnold and John
Phillips. Japan Aerospace
Exploration Agency astro-


naut Koichi Wakata remains
aboard the station. He re-
placed Expedition 18 Flight
Engineer Sandra Magnus,
who returned to Earth with
the STS-119 crew. Wakata
is serving as a flight en-
gineer for Expeditions 18


and 19, and will return to
home aboard space shuttle
Endeavour on the STS-127
mission.
After being introduced
by Kennedy Deputy Director
Janet Petro, the crew pre-
sented a 15-minute video of
the mission. A question and
answer session followed.
One Kennedy worker
asked the crew if they could
hear the sonic booms during
landing. They said no, but
Archambault did add: "We
saw a video of Tiger Woods
stepping up to the tee (box)
and he heard the sounds ...
I don't know if he appreci-
ated it very much."
Space shuttle Discovery
launched on the STS-119
mission March 15 at
7:43 p.m. EDT and suc-


cessfully landed on March
28 at 3:13 p.m. The 13-day
mission featured three
spacewalks to help install
the S6 truss segment to the
starboard, or right, side of
the station and deploy its
solar arrays.
"Installing the S6 truss
was our biggest challenge
and greatest accomplish-
ment," Swanson said. "It
took everyone to do that and
we're very proud of that."
The crew said they're
not the only ones who
should be proud of their
accomplishments -- the
Kennedy team should be
proud too.
"It's more than six
guys going up in space," Ar-
chambault said. "It's really a
team of thousands."


Kennedy honors winning DuPont Challenge students, teachers


By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
M ary had a little ... clone?"
The title may sound odd.
But to the 2009 DuPont
Challenge Science Essay Competi-
tion judges, it was a winner.
The essay was written by
Georgetown Ninth Grade Campus
student Chris Behling, from George-
town, Texas. He wrote it for a class
assignment and his teacher, Mary
Baugh, encouraged him to enter the
competition.
"I've always thought it would
be cool to be a clone, from a science
viewpoint," Behling said.
He and five students from
schools around the country, along
with their teachers, received the
DuPont Challenge awards from
Kennedy Space Center Director Bob
Cabana and Roger Siemionko, vice
president of technology with DuPont
Safety and Protection, during a rec-
ognition event at Kennedy's Visitor
Complex's Debus Conference Facil-
ity on April 24.
Cabana told the students persis-
tence pays off.
"Set a goal and work toward it,"


NASA/Jack Pfaller
Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, left, stands with the DuPont educational staff and student winners of the DuPont Challenge 2009 Science
Essay Competition on April 24 The DuPont Challenge offers seventh- to 12th-graders an opportunity to write a 700 to 1,000-word essay about a scientific
discovery, theory, event or technological application More than 10,000 students enter the contest each year


Cabana said. "Pick something you
really enjoy doing and you will excel
at it."
The DuPont Challenge offers
students in grades seven through 12
the opportunity to write an essay
about a scientific discovery, theory,
event or technological application
that has captured their interest.
Senior division winners in
grades 10-12 were, Julian Whit-
man from Thomas Jefferson High
School for Science and Technology
in Alexandria, Va.; Jeremy Lai from
the Texas Academy of Mathematics
and Science in Denton, Texas; and
Michael Loy from Oregon Episcopal


School in Portland.
Junior division winners in
grades seven-nine were, Sivabalan
Manivasagam from Rice Middle
School in Plano, Texas; Sarah Stites
from Thomas Jefferson High School
for Science and Technology; and
Behling.
Since its inception 23 years
ago, more than 200,000 students
from all 50 states and Canada have
entered the competition.
In each division, the first, sec-
ond and third place winners receive
$5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 U.S. Sav-
ings Bonds, respectively. The win-
ners also receive an expenses-paid


trip to Walt Disney World Resort and
Kennedy.
The Education Office of Ken-
nedy's External Relations Director-
ate arranged for the students, along
with their parents and teachers, to
tour the space center and its working
facilities.
According to Education Spe-
cialist Helen Kane, this is the third
year that the Education Office has
participated in honoring the winning
students.
"Education and imagination are
keys to discovery," Kane said. "The
simple fact is that today's students
are NASA's future work force."


May 1, 2009


SPACEPORT NEWS


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Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station employees and their guests get an up close look
Processing Facility-3 during Family Day 2009 on April 18. Along the way, attendees also saw a variety of space
protection system components and electrical displays.


shuttle Discovery in Orbiter
tures, including thermal


of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station employees and their guests drive past space shuttles
Endeavour at Launch Complex 39 during Family Day 2009. The spectacular view was a popular attraction because this is
two shuttles are expected to be on both launch pads.


li1


Children have fun pretending to drive one of NASA's solid rocket
booster retrieval ships, Liberty Star, during Family Day 2009.


Inside Kennedy's Vehicle
NASAs next-generation


semblv


dees marvel


of NASA's solid rocket booster retrieval ships, Liberty Star, was availal
iplex 39 Turn Basin. Visitors walked through crew compartments, the b
diving equipment was on display.


tendees check out exhibits along the Vehicle Assembly Building's transfer aisle, including tools, an external tank and
r lifting fixture, spent pyro devices, a wheel and tire display and cranes.
L I


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Background photo: Family Day 2009 attendees line up to enter Orbiter Processing Facilty-3, where
space shuttle Discovery is being prepared for its STS-128 mission targeted to launch Aug. 6.


Photos by NASA/Chris Rhodes


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Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center


For NASA
John (Dick) Lyon, vice president
of Florida operations and program
manager for ASRC Aerospace Corp ,
receives the 2009 Dr Kurt H Debus
Award from the National Space Club
on April 18 at the Kennedy Space
Center Visitor Complex's Debus
Conference Facility


From SHUTTLES, Page 1

Pad A for the STS-126
mission. Prior to that,
Discovery on the STS-105
mission and Atlantis on the
STS-104 mission sat on
neighboring launch pads in
July 2001.
With the shuttle fleet
retiring in 2010, this is
expected to be the final
time two shuttles will be


Fourteen Kennedy Space Center workers receive NASA's Silver Snoopy Award for service to space shuttle astronauts The award
was created by the astronauts to honor people who contribute most to the safety and success of human spaceflight Kennedy
Space Center Director Bob Cabana and several STS-119 mission crew members of handed out the awards to workers at the
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on April 24


on launch pads at the same
time. Thousands of Ken-
nedy and Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station workers,
along with their family
and friends, drove past the
shuttles during Family Day
on April 18.
The STS-125 mission,
targeted to launch May 11,
culminates the technological
progress NASA has made
to upgrade and enhance the


Hubble Space Telescope's
scientific capabilities.
Atlantis' STS-125 crew
members are Commander
Scott Altman, Pilot Gregory
C. Johnson and Mission
Specialists John Grunsfeld,
Mike Massimino, Andrew
Feustel, Michael Good and
Megan McArthur.
During the mission,
Grunsfeld, Massimino,
Feustel and Good will


perform five spacewalks to
add two new instruments to
Hubble: the Cosmic Origins
Spectrograph and the Wide
Field Camera 3.
A flight spare known
as the Science Instrument
Command and Data Han-
dling system will replace
one that failed on Hubble
last year.
Also, the first in-orbit
repairs will be made to the


NASA/Jim Grossmann
Kennedy Space Center Director
Bob Cabana addresses the NASA
Alumni League on April 21 Cabana
r talked about his experience as
commander of the space shuttle's
first International Space Station
mission and the future of the
Constellation Program



Space Telescope Imaging
Spectrograph and the Ad-
vanced Camera for Surveys.
The installation of new
gyroscopes, battery modules
and thermal blankets will
support Hubble through at
least 2014.
STS-125 is the 126th
space shuttle mission, the
30th flight for Atlantis and
the fifth and final shuttle
Hubble servicing mission.


From EARTH, Page 2


"Propellants North will be the
green showcase facility for Ken-
nedy," Kline said. "We are on target
for Platinum certification the
highest level achievable."
The facility will have numerous
green aspects, including photovol-
taic power generation, solar thermal
water heating, daylighting, material
reuse, enhanced indoor air quality
and rainwater harvesting.
Also in June 2008, NASA and
Florida Power and Light signed an
agreement that will allow FPL to
build a 900-kilowatt photovoltaic
solar power facility at Kennedy to
support the electrical needs of the
center.
The system is expected to
generate about 1.7 million kilowatt
hours of electricity per year, which


NASA/Jim Grossmann
Kennedy Space Center celebrates Earth Day on April 22 and 23, with about 20 vendors showcasing
environmentally friendly activities and products


translates to a reduction of almost
1,300 tons of carbon dioxide, nearly
four tons of sulfur dioxide and two
tons of nitrogen oxide. According
to the Environmental Protection
Agency, that's equivalent to taking


222 cars off the road per year, or
saving nearly 138,000 gallons of
gasoline.
To help the center make prog-
ress toward federal energy efficien-
cy mandates and reducing energy


costs, the Kennedy Energy Working
Group was formed in 1991. Mem-
bers include all center organizations
that can take actions to improve
energy efficiency in NASA facilities
and processes.
Harry Plaza, Kennedy's energy
manager, said the purpose of the
monthly forum is to develop poli-
cies and plans, report progress and
accomplishments, increase aware-
ness, advocate and pursue initia-
tives and technology applications,
forecast consumption and cost, and
foster consistency across all center
elements regarding energy matters.
Gina Parrish, with United
Space Alliance's Environmental,
Health and Safety Office said, "I
want people to know that conser-
vation isn't just on Earth Day, it's
every day."


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Remembering Our Heritage



Enterprise was first space shuttle to roll out to pad

By Kay Grinter
Reference Librarian
The space shuttle era blos-
somed in the spring of 1979.
The arrival of the first two
shuttle orbiters -- Columbia and
Enterprise -- and the rollout to the
pad of the first complete shuttle stack
heralded a fresh new day at NASA's
Kennedy Space Center.
Columbia arrived first, on '
March 24, with Enterprise following
close behind on April 10. Although
constructed without engines or a .
functional heat shield, Enterprise
was the only shuttle that had flown,
completing a series of glide landings
in NASA's Approach and Landing
Tests.


The Kennedy team boasted of
housing the only two shuttles "in
captivity."
Columbia was destined to launch
the first shuttle crew, optimistically
planned for later that year. Enterprise
would pave the way to orbit for its
sister ship as the facility verifica-
tion vehicle during fit checks in the
Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB,
and at the launch pad.
NASA alumnus Tip Talone was
site manager during the tests.
"Having the facility verifica-
tion vehicle out here really saved
the program a lot of time in getting
things ready for the first orbiter flow,"
Talone told the Spaceport News in
1979.
First, an external tank was mated
with two inert solid rocket boost-
ers assembled on a mobile launcher
platform, or MLP, in a VAB high bay.
Enterprise completed the stack.
This first complete stack, called
the "pathfinder vehicle," was used to
check out the mechanical interfaces
between the shuttle and the bay's
extendable platforms, which were
modified following processing of the
last Saturn rocket.
Next, a crawler lifted the MLP
and its load off the supporting mounts
in the bay -- a first at Kennedy -- and
headed for Launch Pad 39A on May
1.
Family members of Kennedy
workers were invited onto the center
to witness the first shuttle stack roll
out to the pad for fit and validation


NASA file/ 979
On April 10, 1979, space shuttle Enterprise was ferried to the Kennedy Space Center where it was mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters On
May 1, it was transported via mobile launcher platform to Launch Pad 39A, where it served as a launch complex fit-check verification tool


tests. That first cautious trip took
eight hours.
Once at the pad, Enterprise sup-
ported checks of the sound suppres-
sion system, loading of the super-cold
liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen
propellants, and verification tests of
the orbiter access arm and rotating
service structure.
The payload ground-handling
mechanism for transfer of an as-
sembled payload from the rotating


service structure into the shuttle's
cargo bay also demonstrated its readi-
ness.
From May 1 to July 23, Enter-
prise completed extensive mechani-
cal fit checks of Kennedy's checkout
and launch operations before it was
rolled back to the VAB.
"By using Enterprise, we were
able to work out a lot of things on a
noninterference basis, making the en-
tire effort worthwhile," Talone said.


More online
Space shuttle Enterprise is the
centerpiece of the James S.
McDonnell Space Hangar at the
Smithsonian National Air and
Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-
Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. For
more information, visit: http://
www.nasm.si.edu/image
detail.cfm?imagelD=987


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NASA Employees of the Month: May


NASA
Employees of the month for May are, front row, from left Rodney Berwanger, Constellation Project Office,
Jennifer Horner (Employee of the Quarter), External Relations, Laura Thayer, Information Technology
and Communications Services, and Julie Pentrack, Engineering Directorate Back row, from left Erik
Whitehill, Procurement Office, Kevin Decker, Engineering Directorate, Andres Adorno (Employee of First
Quarter), External Relations, Michael Hartnett, Launch Vehicle Processing Directorate, Dale Breidenbach
(Employee of the Quarter), Human Resource Office, Andrew Swift, Launch Integration Office, and Robert
Mitchell, Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate Not pictured is Gail McLean, Center Operations


Looking up and ahead


No earlier than May 5

Targeted for May 11
Targeted for May 22

No earlier than May 20

June
No earlier than June 2

Targeted for June 13

No earlier than July 8

Target July 11

No earlier than July 29

Target Aug 6

No earlier than Aug 14

No earlier than Sept 29

No earlier than Oct 1
No earlier than Oct 14

No earlier than Nov 1

Target Nov 12

No earlier than Nov 12
December

Target Dec 10
Target Feb 11, 2010

Target April 8, 2010

Target May 31, 2010
No earlier than 2011


LaunchNAFB Delta II, STSS-ATRR, 4 24 to 4 52 pm EDT

Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-125, 2 01 p m
Landing/KSC Shuttle Landing Facility 11 41 a m

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-O, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Falcon 9, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, LRO/LCROSS, 5 32 p m
Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-127, 7 19 am

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, WGS SV-3, TBD

Launch/KSC Ares I-X flight test/Launch Pad 39B, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta II, STSS Demo, TBD

Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-128, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta II, GPS IIR-21, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GPS IIF-1, TBD

LaunchNAFB Taurus, Glory, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, SDO, TBD
Launch/CCAFS WISE, TBD

Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-129, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-P, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Commercial Payload, TBD

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-130, TBD

Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-131, TBD
Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-132, TBD

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-133, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Mars Science Laboratory, TBD


WORD STREET

The STS-125 mission will make the final space shuttle trip to
upgrade NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, which was launched
from Kennedy in 1990. What do you feel is the telescope's most
significant contribution to the world?


"It's been a great asset to the space program
because of its discoveries and contributions."
Debra Kirby,
with ASRC Aerospace


"For us, I think it was a wise investment... it's
just too bad it eventually has to end."
Thomas Clarke,
with NASA


"A public awareness of all the wonders out there
in the universe."
Rob Singer,
with Abacus Technologies Corp.




"Hubble is one of the most important scientific
assets ever developed with amazing results."
John Zuber,
with NASA




S "That one picture with all those galaxies told us the
universe was a whole lot bigger than we thought.
Roger Hall,
with ASRC Aerospace


John F Kennedy Space Center


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