Friday, May 23, 2008

GLAST spacecraft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, workers help maneuver the GLAST spacecraft toward the opening above the Delta II second stage in the mobile service tower. GLAST will be mated with the Delta II second stage. GLAST is a powerful space observatory that will explore the Universe's ultimate frontier, where nature harnesses forces and energies far beyond anything possible on Earth; probe some of science's deepest questions, such as what our Universe is made of, and search for new laws of physics; explain how black holes accelerate jets of material to nearly light speed; and help crack the mystery of stupendously powerful explosions known as gamma-ray bursts.