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Launch and Landing
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A composite of three consecutive exposures,

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SpaceX Rocket Launch Plume over California
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What’s happened to the sky?

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Launch Day!
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On Dec. 21, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew leaves the Kennedy Space Center’s then-named Manned Spacecraft Operations Building during the mission’s prelaunch countdown on the way to their history-making lunar orbiting flight.

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SpaceX CRS-12 Cargo Mission Launch
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The two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kenney Space Center carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station.

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SpaceX CRS-11 Cargo Mission Launch
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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, launches from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Saturday, June 3, 2017.

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Eleventh SpaceX Commercial Resupply Mission to Space Station Set for Launch
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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, is seen shortly after being raised vertical at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Thursday, June 1, 2017. Liftoff is scheduled for 5:55 p.m EDT.

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May 24, 1962 – Scott Carpenter on the Way to Mercury-Atlas 7 Launch Site
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Astronaut Scott Carpenter walks to the launch site to begin the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission on May 24, 1962. Carpenter’s Aurora 7 capsule lifted off aboard an Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:45 a.m. EST, May 24. Carpenter was the fourth American in space and second American to orbit Earth.

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Rocket Blasts Off During 2017 Student Launch Challenge
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Nearly 50 student teams from middle and high schools, colleges and universities in 22 states demonstrated advanced rocketry and engineering skills in NASA’s 2017 Student Launch challenge. Teams spent eight months building and testing rockets designed to fly to an altitude of one mile, deploy an automated parachute system, and safely land for reuse.

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NASA Marks Progress on Hardware for Orion's Second Flight with Space Launch System Rocket
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Machining for NASA’s Orion spacecraft, scheduled to fly on the second integrated flight with agency’s Space Launch System rocket, is well underway at Ingersoll Machine Tools in Rockford, Illinois. The new deep space spacecraft will take humans farther into the solar system than we have ever traveled before.

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Expedition 51 Launch to the International Space Station
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The Soyuz MS-04 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:13 p.m. Baikonur time carrying NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos into orbit to begin their four and a half month mission on the International Space Station.

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Liftoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon From Launch Complex 39A
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is the company’s 10th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff was at 9:39 a.m. EST from the historic launch site now operated by SpaceX under a property agreement with NASA.

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