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GLASTcast Episode 4: Launching a Spacecraft

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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Chris Meaney (HTSI): Lead Animator
Walt Feimer (HTSI): Animator
Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital): Animator
Megan Willy (IRC/UMBC): Animator
Stefanie Misztal (UMBC): Video Editor
Stefanie Misztal (UMBC): Producer
Elizabeth A. Smith (HTSI): Producer
Steven Ritz (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Victoria Weeks (HTSI): Videographer
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This item is part of this series:
Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tapes:
G2008-094 -- GLASTcast Episode 4: Launching a Spacecraft
G2008-160 -- GLASTcast Series Compilation

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SVS >> Astrophysics
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SVS >> Space
SVS >> Gamma Ray Observatory
SVS >> Launch
SVS >> Podcast
SVS >> Fermi
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