'Tiny Tim" brings our telescope to the launch pad.
The balloon is inflated with helium and 'Tiny Tim' (what the launch crew calls the release vehicle) and our telescope begins it's rise to 100,000 feet.
A rough landing.
Constructing the telescope in our NASA lab in NYC
More of the same.
And yet more construction.
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Note the Spock Ears. I wore them a whole day in the lab and no one noticed.
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