Stock Photo - 06/19/2002 __ On the launch tower at Launch Complex 17_A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, technicians watch as the container that enclosed the Comet Nucleus Tour CONTOUR spacecraft during transportation is lifted off. CONTOUR will provide the first detailed look into the heart of a comet __ the nucleus. Flying as close as 60 miles 100 kilometers to at least two comets, the spacecraft will take the sharpest pictures yet of a nucleus while analyzing the gas and dust that surround these rocky, icy building blocks of the solar system. Launch of CONTOUR aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket is scheduled for July 1, 2002

Stock Photo: 06/19/2002 -- On the launch tower at Launch Complex 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, technicians watch as the container that enclosed the Comet Nucleus.

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