Picture Gallery for Thu 2006-12-21 05:36:32 UTC


Click to enlargePicking up.
Click to enlargePicking up.
Click to enlargeThe Boss.
Click to enlargePicking up.
Click to enlargePicking up.
Click to enlargeBLAST ready for pickup.
Click to enlargeRolling outside.
Click to enlargePick-up.
Click to enlargePick-up.
Click to enlargeThe Boss.
Click to enlargeUnfolding the solar arrays.
Click to enlargeForking over the ballast hopper.
Click to enlargeBLAST on The Boss.
Click to enlargeBLAST on The Boss.
Click to enlargeBLAST on The Boss.
Click to enlargeSolar arrays pointing at the sun.
Click to enlargeBLAST on The Boss.
Click to enlargeBLAST on The Boss.
Click to enlargeOut on the pad.
Click to enlargeOut on the pad.

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(13544x1264, 8222.89 kb) Ed and Enzo walk out to the launch vehicle after rollout.

Click to enlargeAwaiting inflation.
Click to enlargeAwaiting inflation.

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(7216x1288, 4727.28 kb) Awaiting inflation.

Click to enlargeAwaiting inflation.
Click to enlargeAwaiting inflation.
Click to enlargeAwaiting inflation.
Click to enlargeLaying out the balloon.
Click to enlargeAttaching the parachute to the flightline.
Click to enlargeLooking down the flightline. You can see the balloon (in its protective pink plastic) unrolled unready. The next step is to unroll the parachute.
Click to enlargeBLAST.
Click to enlargeStart of inflation.
Click to enlargeInflation.
Click to playPanning around the pad during inflation.
Click to enlargeMark explains what's going on for the camera(s).

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(6760x1424, 4840.88 kb) Early stages of inflation.

Click to enlargeInflation.
Click to enlargeMe and inflation.
Click to enlargeMe and BLAST. I get around.

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(3584x1304, 2364.73 kb) Late stages of inflation.

Click to enlargeBarth and Enzo head out to the pad to watch launch.
Click to enlargeInflation complete.
Click to enlargeWaiting for launch.
Click to enlargeWaiting for launch.
Click toplayLaunch!
Click to enlargeBLAST goes up.
Click to enlargeBLAST goes up.
Click to enlargeChecking things out on the way up. A stressful time.
Click to enlargeChecking things out on the way up. A stressful time.
Click to enlargeMark calculates our sensitivity from our first calibration map.
Click to enlargeKstars tracks BLAST scanning a source in Vela.

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