Pressure On for NASA's Friday Launch of Planet-Hunting Kepler

NASA to Launch Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft Tonight
Workers attach the two-part payload fairing over the Kepler spacecraft in preparation for it March 6, 2009 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The cover, designed to jettison shortly after launch, protects the spacecraft from the friction and turbulence as it speeds through the atmosphere during launch.
(Image: © NASA/Jack Pfaller)


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