NASA | GLASTcast | Special Edition: Launching a Spacecraft





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Published on Jun 10, 2008

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NASA's GLAST mission is an astrophysics and particle physics partnership, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, along with important contributions from academic institutions and partners in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the U.S.

The GLAST satellite will launch in 2008 from Cape Canaveral Air Station, on Florida's east coast. GLAST will be carried on a Delta II Heavy launch vehicle, with 9 solid rocket boosters. GLAST is the first imaging gamma-ray observatory to survey the entire sky every day and with high sensitivity. It will give scientists a unique opportunity to learn about the ever-changing Universe at extreme energies.

Interviews with (in order of appearance):

Peter Michaelson - Large Area Telescope (LAT) Principal Investigator, Stanford University
Lynn Cominsky -- GLAST Astrophysicist and Education and Public Outreach Lead, Sonoma State University
David Thompson - GLAST Deputy Project Scientist, NASA Goddard
Kevin Grady -- GLAST Project Manager, NASA Goddard
Neil Johnson -- Large Area Telescope (LAT) Deputy Principal Investigator, US Naval Research Lab
Jonathan Ormes - Large Area Telescope (LAT) Senior Scientist Advisory Committee, University of Denver
Charles "Chip" Meegan -- GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM) Principal Investigator, NASA Marshall
Luke Drury -- Professor of Astronomy, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Per Carlson -- Professor of Elementary Particle Physics, Manne Siegbahn Laboratory
Isabelle Grenier -- Principal Investigator of the GLAST French contribution, French Atomic Energy Commission


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