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ToSeek
2004-Aug-13, 04:40 PM
NASA's Chandra Observatory Marks Five Years of Scientific Achievement (http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=14807)


On August 12, 1999, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory opened its sunshade doors for the first time, allowing celestial X-ray light to reach the observatory's mirrors. This one small step for the observatory proved to be a giant leap for science as Chandra began its mission to shed new light on a violent, mysterious universe invisible to the human eye.

pumpkinpie
2004-Aug-13, 04:57 PM
Wow. Time flies! I remember in grad school when it was still AXAF.....
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ToSeek
2004-Aug-13, 05:11 PM
Wow. Time flies! I remember in grad school when it was still AXAF.....
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I remember in the early 90's when some of my coworkers transferred to Huntsville to support it.