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GRAIL: Another Lofty Quest (LAUNCH PHOTOS!) September 10, 2011

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This morning, GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) launched aboard a Delta II Heavy rocket at 9:08:52a.m. Doug stood across the water from Launch Pad 17B of Cape Canaveral Air Force Base. Here are our photographs to prove it!

Sunrise at the Cape, 10 September 2011

The crowd gathers to watch the launch

Manatee!

Countdown at Launch Pad 17B

Two Manatees at the Space Coast!

10 - 9 - 8 - - -

Ignition!

Liftoff!

TO READ the previous segments in this series, “GRAIL: Another Lofty Quest,” click on the following links:

Part 5: U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum

Part 4: Charlie Bolden, Nichelle Nichols, Neil deGrasse Tyson, GRAIL Scientists

Part 3: Tweetup, Vehicle Assembly Building, and More

Part 2: What is GRAIL?

Guest Blog: David Stack, NASA Intern

Part 1: Why This Lofty Quest?

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1. ryangoo27 - September 11, 2011

Wow- I’ve heard the line ‘cutting through the clouds’, but the last shot is spectacular!


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