Picture Gallery for Fri 2005-06-03 07:31:19 UTC


Click to enlargeThree of the riggers wait to pickup.
Click to enlargePreparing BLAST for pickup.
Click toplayPreparing BLAST for pickup.
Click to enlargeChris goes through his pre-pickup checklist.
Click to enlargePreparing BLAST for pickup.
Click to enlargeThe launch vehicle in position to pick up BLAST.
Click to enlargeThe view from outside. Most of us are just milling about, waiting for the pickup.
Click to enlargeWaiting for pickup.
Click to enlargeBarth waits with BLAST.
Click to enlargeMarie attaches one of the solar panel struts.
Click to enlargeBLAST in the door.
Click toplayPickup.
Click to enlargePreparing to ram the gondola with the launch vehicle?
Click to enlargeJim, Chris and Nathan test their receivers.
Click to enlargeThe SIP solar array sitting on crush pads ready for installation.
Click to enlargeBLAST in the doorway.
Click to enlargeA rain cloud looms on the horizon.
Click to enlargeUp close and personal with Hercules.
Click to enlargePaul filming.
Click to enlargeThe launch vehicle in high speed configuration. (Actually, they just lowered the boom in preparation for laying the flight train on it.)
Click to enlargeHercules and BLAST.
Click to enlargeA view inside the Basilica where the parachute (foreground) and balloon crate (further back, on the trailer) await.
Click to enlargePushing the gondola back inside, out of the rain.
Click to enlargeBack inside.

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