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All Aboard the Dawn Spacecraft

 

 

Worker bonding computer chip to a side brace aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft
   

In the Astrotech Space Operations facility, a computer chip is bonded to a side brace on the Dawn spacecraft.
Credit: NASA, Jim Grossmann
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2007 -- In the Astrotech Space Operations facility, a computer chip about the size of an American five-cent coin is bonded to a side brace on the Dawn spacecraft. The silicon chip holds the names of more than 360,000 space enthusiasts worldwide who signed up during a “Send Your Name to the Asteroid Belt” campaign to participate in a virtual voyage to the asteroid belt.

The Dawn mission thanks you for participating. If you missed the opportunity to send your name to the asteroid belt, become a Dawn Young Engineer.