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Fairing Prepared 3
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Fairing Prepared 3

July 3, 2012
Technicians transfer a section of the fairing for NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft into the clean room of the Orbital Sciences processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The fairing will enclose the spacecraft, protecting it from the heat and aerodynamic pressure generated during ascent to orbit aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket. Image credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB


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