A Cape Canaveral Lift-off to Asteroids! And what a lovely Cape Canaveral lift off it was... NASA's Dawn spacecraft rocketed away earlier (yesterday) toward its unprecedented double encounter in the asteroid belt! story
Main engine start... 1 - 0 - Lift off!
A Mission back in time: Viewing early formation of planets
Special congratulations to Mission's lead Scientist, Christopher Russell
From University of California (Los Angeles) and family; who waited 15 years to see Dawn rise... As the world's first attempt to journey to a celestial body and orbit it, then travel to another and circle it as well.
Dawn Gallery: Astrotech's Payload Processing Facility