Picture Gallery for Sat 2005-06-11 18:14:12 UTC


Click to enlargeHercules coming in to pick up BLAST.
Click to enlargeBLAST waiting to be picked up.
Click to enlargeGetting into position.
Click to enlargeGetting into position.
Click to enlargeVictor attaches BLAST to the launch vehicle.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to pick-up.
Click to enlargeBLAST off the ground.
Click to enlargeThe dart board after many attempts at determining the launch date. A histogram of the results favours a launch today.
Click to enlargeBLAST gets taken outside.
Click to enlargeMark attaches the solar panel struts.
Click to enlargeMark attaches the solar panel struts.
Click to enlargeGetting things ready.
Click to enlargeThe gate to the pad is down, and the red light is on: a good omen.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to attach the SIP solar array.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to attach the SIP solar array.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to attach the SIP solar array.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to attach the SIP solar array.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to attach the SIP solar array.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to attach the SIP solar array.
Click to enlargeGetting ready to attach the SIP solar array.
Click to enlargeAttaching the array.
Click to enlargeMark adds some stiffening aircraft webbing to the SIP array after it's put on.
Click to enlargeAttaching the ballast.
Click to enlargeFully assembled and ready to launch.
Click to enlargeBarth and Marie watch the proceedings.
Click to enlargeTesting the ballast hoppers.
Click to enlargeTesting the ballast hoppers.
Click to enlargeBLAST central.
Click to enlargeGetting some sun on the solar arrays.
Click to enlargeGetting some sun on the solar arrays.
Click to enlargeGetting some sun on the solar arrays.
Click to enlargeBLAST with a pie ball behind it. The pie ball is the spherical, white balloon in the upper left. It tells us what the low level winds are like.
Click to enlargeBLAST with a pie ball behind it.
Click to enlargeBLAST with a pie ball behind it.
Click to enlargeBLAST with a pie ball behind it.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging on the launch vehicle.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging on the launch vehicle.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging on the launch vehicle.
Click to enlargeMark at the reins.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging.
Click to enlargeThe helium truck and spool out on the finger.
Click to enlargeTrucking the ground cloths out to the finger.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging under a rain cloud.
Click to enlargeBLAST hanging under a rain cloud.
Click to enlargeRain!
Click to enlargeJeff tells the boom operator where to go.
Click to enlargeMarie and Gaelen go up to the roof for a better vantage.
Click to enlargeBLAST on Hercules.
Click to enlargeThe balloon spool and helium tanker out on the finger.
Click to enlargeBLAST on Hercules.

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