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August 6, 2012

In the Loop: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Visits RBSP

Pennsylvania Students Take a ‘Virtual Field Trip’ to the RBSP Clean Room

On Thursday, Aug. 2, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana met with the Radiation Belt Storm Probes team and visited the stacked spacecraft at Astrotech Space Operations in Fla. Bolden and Cabana talked to members of the RBSP team about the construction and testing of the spacecraft, and examined the completed twin probes, which are scheduled to be transported to the Atlas V 401 launch vehicle at the Vertical Integration Facility at Pad 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, on August 9. Bottom photo: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, fourth from right; KSC Director Robert Cabana, far left. Credit: JHU/APL

The Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission is part of NASA’s Living With a Star program, which is managed by Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., manages the mission and is building and will operate the RBSP spacecraft for NASA.

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