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Send Your Name CD Being Installed on Impactor

Send Your Name CD Being Installed on Impactor
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Richard Minkler is placing the CD rom with over 625,000 names on the Impactor spacecraft. Note what looks like a telephone cord that is attached to his wrist. It is a grounding cable to prevent electro-static discharge between him and the spacecraft. Such a discharge could be disastrous to sensitive electronics.

CREDIT: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

 

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