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The cover is removed from the Stardust spacecraft in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility prior to a media presentation.
The cover is removed from the Stardust spacecraft in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility prior to a media presentation.
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, Casey McClellan (right), with Lockheed Martin, and an unidentified worker look over the spacecraft Stardust before a media presentation.
In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, Casey McClellan (right), with Lockheed Martin, and an unidentified worker look over the spacecraft Stardust before a media presentation. + Enlarge image
Workers in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility watch as the Stardust spacecraft is lowered before deploying panels for lighting tests.
Workers in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility watch as the Stardust spacecraft is lowered before deploying panels for lighting tests.
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, the fully extended solar panels of the Stardust spacecraft undergo lighting tests
In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, the fully extended solar panels of the Stardust spacecraft undergo lighting tests.
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A worker looks over the re-entry capsule on top of the Stardust spacecraft.
A worker looks over the re-entry capsule on top of the Stardust spacecraft.
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, workers look over the solar panels on the Stardust spacecraft that are deployed for lighting tests.
In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, workers look over the solar panels on the Stardust spacecraft that are deployed for lighting tests.
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Workers deploy an aerogel grid from the Stardust Sample Return Capsule (SRC) in the Class 100 Glove Box.
Workers deploy an aerogel grid from the Stardust Sample Return Capsule (SRC) in the Class 100 Glove Box.
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The aerogel grid is fully deployed from the Stardust Sample Return Capsule (SRC) for final closeout.
The aerogel grid is fully deployed from the Stardust Sample Return Capsule (SRC) for final closeout.
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The Stardust spacecraft is ready for the sample return capsule to be attached.
The Stardust spacecraft is ready for the sample return capsule to be attached.
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Workers install a science panel on the spacecraft Stardust.
Workers install a science panel on the spacecraft Stardust.
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Workers carry one of the Stardust solar panels removed for testing.
Workers carry one of the Stardust solar panels removed for testing.
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After arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility on a Boeing C-17 in the early morning hours, the crated Stardust spacecraft is unloaded from the aircraft.
After arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility on a Boeing C-17 in the early morning hours, the crated Stardust spacecraft is unloaded from the aircraft.
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A worker looks over the re-entry capsule on top of the Stardust spacecraft.
A worker looks over the re-entry capsule on top of the Stardust spacecraft.
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Dust flux monitor is unpacked and prepared for installation.
Dust flux monitor is unpacked and prepared for installation.
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Dust collector with aerogel is ready for installation.
Dust collector with aerogel is ready for installation.
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Cometary and interstellar dust anylyzer (CIDA).
Cometary and interstellar dust anylyzer (CIDA).
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Cometary and interstellar dust anylyzer (CIDA).
Cometary and interstellar dust anylyzer (CIDA).
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Stardust Whipple shield ready for installation.
Stardust Whipple shield ready for installation.
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Dust collector with aerogel awaits installation.
Dust collector with aerogel awaits installation.
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Spacecraft upper bus assembly.
Spacecraft upper bus assembly.
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