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NASA's NuStar satellite assembly

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A fairing is installed on NASA's NuStar satellite Friday, Mar. 2, 2012 to protect the satellite as it travels through the atmosphere and into space. The satellite will be mated to Orbital Science's Pegasus rocket. (U.S. Air Force photo/Doug Gruben)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A fairing is installed on NASA's NuStar satellite Friday, Mar. 2, 2012 to protect the satellite as it travels through the atmosphere and into space. The satellite will be mated to Orbital Science's Pegasus rocket. (U.S. Air Force photo/Doug Gruben)