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Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Prelaunch Audio

Steve Ritz, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Project Scientist, spoke to us in May 2008, about one month before the launch of Fermi. In this interview, he refers to Fermi by its pre-launch name of GLAST (the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope). Listen as he talks about what the mission will do and as he shares his hopes and expectations for it.

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