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Dawn Journal: More Than One Way to Leave the Launch Pad

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2007/07/17 12:04 CDT

There are two ways for a spacecraft to leave its launch pad: climbing on a blazing tower of powerful flames accompanied by a thunderous announcement of its departure or suspended securely and gently on the crane that hoisted it there in the first place.

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Dawn Journal: More Bad Weather

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2007/07/06 01:53 CDT

Just after the previous log was posted, further predictions of poor weather at Cape Canaveral and difficulties with a downrange launch vehicle tracking system required a launch postponement.

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Dawn Journal: Awaiting Launch

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2007/07/06 01:29 CDT

The countdown is underway for Dawn's liftoff on July 8 at 4:04:49 pm EDT.

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Dawn Journal: What to Expect After the Launch

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2007/06/26 11:58 CDT

Now only two weeks away from its planned launch, Dawn is eagerly awaiting the beginning of its cosmic adventure.

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