[ExI] Dawn launch (loading the xenon)

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 15:34:30 UTC 2007

On 6/12/07, Amara Graps <amara at amara.com> wrote:
> The crane was fixed last week to assemble the second stage of the rocket.
> See pics below for loading the spacecraft with propellant (xenon)
> http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/search.cfm?cat=173

Took a look at these just now - the technicians are in hazmat suits? I
thought the purpose of using xenon instead of mercury was to avoid the need
for such elaborate precautions?
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