March 6: All eyes at leading US-based canmaking firm Ball Corporation are focused today on Cape Canaveral in Florida where its aerospace division’s Kepler mission spacecraft is due to be launched.

The solar-orbiting Kepler spacecraft will be searching for planets in the Milky Way that could support life.

Ball Aerospace is the prime contractor for NASA’s Kepler mission, building the photometer and spacecraft, as well as managing system integration and spacecraft testing.

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