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GLAST: Any Day Now!! June 4, 2008

Posted by gordonwatts in GLAST, NASA, physics.

My friend and colleague, Toby Burnett, is right now down in Florida for a GLAST collaboration meeting. This is a funny place for a GLAST meeting… until you realize the launch date for the satellite is “any day now!”. The last I heard it was supposed to be June 7th (see the official page for news releases). But apparently the members of GLAST have been told that Saturday is now out.

I’ve been urging him to blow off university duties and stay down there if he can. After all he has been working, along with everyone else in the collaboration, towards this goal for the last 10 years!

UPDATE: The official NASA launch schedule – now slated for June 11.



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