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LANDING ON “THE STRIP”

August 28th, 2010

On August 26th, at 11:18, the C5-M landed on the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. The landing was incredibly smooth, almost impossible to feel the touch down. The first pilot, Michael Cory, gave us this historical document, the strip of paper with the landing data. 1st Lt. Kathleen Ferrero from Headquarters Air Mobility Command (AMC) Public Affairs wrote this nice article, telling the story of a flight which has been somewhat unique also from the AMC point of view. Our baby has been safely delivered

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AMS LOADED INTO THE C5-M CARGO

August 25th, 2010

Today August 25th, at 16:01, the AMS-02 experiment has been successfully loaded into the the C5-M cargo. Nearly 40 tons of additional hardware will accompany the payload to KSC. Tomorrow, August 26th, at 7:00 am the C5-M will leave with a crew of 15 AF members and 35 AMS scientists from the Geneva airport, destination the KSC Shuttle landing strip.

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GOODBYE CERN!

August 22nd, 2010

By midnight, august 20, the extensive AMS-02  test beam calibration has been completed. At 9 am on the following day the experiment has been extracted from the test beam area and transported into the structure which will host it while traveling to KSC. The scientists are now busy analyzing the data collected, in particular to accurately  perform  the  alignment of  the  tracker planes; the results confirm that with the  new tracker and magnet configuration the experiment exhibits  almost identical  measuring

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MEET AN AMS SCIENTIST

August 22nd, 2010

A  preliminary version of the  AMS  Who is Who page has just been  published. You are invited to have a look. You might be interested to contact a scientist from your country or from different countries and institutes of the world wide AMS Collaboration.

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