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Deep News
Newsletter for the Deep Impact mission
Issue 16
October 2004

Welcome to the our newsletter Deep News with all the latest information on this exciting mission to make a crater in Comet Tempel 1 in July of 2005 and see for the first time, material from beneath the surface of these amazing small bodies in space. If you are joining us for the first time, make sure you take a look at our Deep Impact web site at:

Picture This! - The Deep Impact spacecraft arrives in Florida
Yes, it's true. The Deep Impact double spacecraft (impactor and flyby spacecraft) arrived safely in Florida and are now housed at Astrotech. Take a look at photos taken by Kennedy Space Center personnel during the spacecraft arrival.

Update on Deep Impact: Press Release
Read the latest news about the Deep Impact mission and the arrival of the spacecraft in Florida at Astrotech.

Meet Rick Grammier, JPL Project Manager for the Deep Impact mission
This month we feature Rick Grammier, who is excited about exploring space and someday - more of the Earth in his mobile home. His inspiration comes from his parents (his mother worked with the monkeys NASA used at the beginning of the space program), from his childhood heroes like John Wayne, and from books like The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series. Meet Rick.

For Educators: Have you seen our hands-on activities?
As you begin your new year, make sure you take a look at our hands-on educational materials and comet background information on our Education Page. Get your class ready to watch for Deep Impact's launch in December of this year. Find activities and information for grade levels K-12 on our Education page at or take a look at the puzzles, games and coloring pages in our Discovery Zone at

Deep Impact in the planetarium: Look for our show in your area
The Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, Colorado recently completed the Deep Impact Planetarium Show. Eight hundred planetariums received DVD's through the International Planetarium Society along with the September issue of their journal. Ask your local planetarium if they will be doing a showing of the Deep Impact mission.

Did you see our past Deep News Issues?
Visit to catch up on exciting past news from the Deep Impact mission.

The Deep Impact mission is a partnership among the University of Maryland (UMD), the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp (BATC). Deep Impact is a NASA Discovery mission, eighth in a series of low-cost, highly focused space science investigations. See or our mirror site at

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