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Deployment of Chandra
(July 23, 7:47 a.m. EDT)
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1. STS-93 Deployment of Chandra
This 70mm frame shows the Chandra X-ray Observatory backdropped against the darkness of space not long after its release from Columbia's payload bay. The primary duty of the STS-93 crew was to deploy the world's most powerful X-ray telescope. It was also one of the first actions of the crew, occurring just a few hours following the shuttle's arrival in Earth orbit. This scene is one of a series of still photos recorded by the crew before and during the deployment of the 50,162 pound observatory.
(Photo: NASA)

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2. STS-93 Deployment of Chandra
This 70mm frame shows the Chandra X-ray Observatory backdropped against the darkness of space not long after its release from Columbia's payload bay. This scene is one of a series of still photos recorded by the crew before, during and after the deployment of the 50,162 pound observatory.
(Photo: NASA)

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3. STS-93 Deployment of Chandra
This 70mm frame shows the Chandra X-ray Observatory, backdropped against a desert area in Namibia, just before its release from Columbia's payload bay. This scene is one of a series of still photos recorded by the crew before and during the deployment of the 50,162 pound observatory.
(Photo: NASA)

Click for large jpg
4. STS-93 Deployment of Chandra
This 70mm frame shows the Chandra X-ray Observatory, backdropped against a desert area in Namibia, just before its release from Columbia's payload bay. This scene is one of a series of still photos recorded by the crew before and during the deployment of the 50,162 pound observatory.
(Photo: NASA)

Click for large jpg
5. STS-93 Deployment of Chandra
This 70mm frame shows the Chandra X-ray Observatory just before it was tilted upward for its release from Columbia's payload bay. This scene is one of a series of still photos recorded by the crew before and during the deployment of the 50,162 pound observatory.
(Photo: NASA)

Click for large jpg
6. STS-93 Deployment of Chandra
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 one of the first actions of the crew, occurring just a few hours following Columbia's arrival in Earth orbit. This pre-deploy scene is one of a series of electronic still photos recorded by the crew before and during the deployment of the 50,162 pound observatory.
(Photo: NASA)

Click for large jpg
7. STS-93 Deployment of Chandra
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 one of the first actions 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.
(Photo: NASA)

Click for large jpg
8. STS-93 Deployment of Chandra
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 one of the first actions 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.
(Photo: NASA)

Click for large jpg
9. STS-93 Deployment of Chandra
An electronic still camera (ESC) aimed through Columbia's aft flight deck windows recorded this scene of a portion of the Chandra X-ray Observatory during deployment operations. The primary duty of the STS-93 crew was to deploy the world's most powerful X-ray telescope. It was also among the first actions of the crew, occurring just a few hours following Columbia's arrival in Earth orbit. This is one of a series of still photos recorded by the crew during the deployment of the 50,162 pound observatory.
(Photo: NASA)

Click for large jpg
10. STS-93 Deployment of Chandra
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.
(Photo: NASA)

Click for large jpg
11. STS-93 Deployment of Chandra
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.
(Photo: NASA)

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