artist concept of Kepler dust cover coming off
The dust cover on NASA's Kepler spacecraft is scheduled to be ejected tonight, no earlier than 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time, with a backup opportunity tomorrow evening.

For an animation showing the cover being removed, go to http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/multimedia/videos/cover.html

For a Kepler Mission Manager Update on this upcoming event, go to http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/keplerm-20090407.html

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