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Installation of the names microchip on Dawn
Filed under Messages from Earth, Planetary Society Projects, Dawn, explaining technology, spacecraft
At the Astrotech Space Operations facility at Kennedy Space Center on May 17, 2007, technicians install a microchip onto a side brace of the Dawn spacecraft. The microchip (inset, upper left) contains the names of more than 360,000 people who signed up to send their names to the asteroid belt, as well as the names of all Planetary Society members.
NASA / Jim Grossmann
Original image data dated on or about May 17, 2007
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