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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.
Now less than two weeks from its planned September 26 launch, Dawn is eagerly awaiting the beginning of its fantastic adventure.
NASA is preparing (again) to bring Dawn to the Florida skies as all systems are gearing up for a September 26 launch.
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.
The countdown is underway for Dawn's liftoff on July 8 at 4:04:49 pm EDT.
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.
Now only two weeks away from its planned launch, Dawn is eagerly awaiting the beginning of its cosmic adventure.