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S93-E-5132

June 15, 2011
The primary duty of the STS-93 crew was to deploy the Chandra X-Ray observatory, the world's most powerful X-Ray telescope. It was also the first important act of the crew, occurring just a few hours following Columbia's arrival in Earth orbit. This is one of a series of electronic still photos recorded by the crew during the deployment of the 50,162 pound observatory.


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