PIA04265: Finishing Touches for Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)
 Mission:  Spitzer Space Telescope
 Product Size:  600 x 921 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Lockheed Martin Space
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Technicians put final touches on NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Sunnyvale, Calif. It will soon be shipped to Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it is scheduled to launch on April 15, 2003. The mission will observe the coldest, oldest and most dust-obscured objects in the universe.

Photojournal note: The Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) telescope was renamed the Spitzer Space Telescope on December 18, 2003, after the late Dr. Lyman Spitzer, in a contest which was open to the general public.

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