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Dawn Journal

Dawn Journal: Launch!

Marc Rayman • October 02, 2007

The Dawn project welcomes you to deep space! Dawn is operating smoothly on the fourth day of its eight-year adventure.

Dawn Journal: Awaiting Launch II

Marc Rayman • September 21, 2007

The countdown is underway for Dawn's liftoff on September 26 at 7:25:00 am EDT. This is the second time our hero has been within a few days of launch.

Dawn Journal: What to Expect After the Launch III

Marc Rayman • September 14, 2007

Now less than two weeks from its planned September 26 launch, Dawn is eagerly awaiting the beginning of its fantastic adventure.

Dawn Journal: Dawn Prepares to Launch II

Marc Rayman • September 05, 2007

NASA is preparing (again) to bring Dawn to the Florida skies as all systems are gearing up for a September 26 launch.

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

Marc Rayman • July 17, 2007

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.

Dawn Journal: More Bad Weather

Marc Rayman • July 06, 2007

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.

Dawn Journal: Awaiting Launch

Marc Rayman • July 06, 2007

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

Dawn Journal: What to Expect After the Launch

Marc Rayman • June 26, 2007

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

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