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A reveler throws wine during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2015 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 6, 2015. Revelers from around the world turned out here to kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls

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A reveler throws wine during the launch of the ‘Chupinazo’ rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2015 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain on Monday

A Ukrainian serviceman investigates a crater left by a Grad rocket in the village of Toshkivka, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Monday, June 15, 2015

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A Ukrainian serviceman investigates a crater left by a Grad rocket in the village of Toshkivka, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, on Monday

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark-III) lifts off at Indian space Research Organisation's (ISRO) center in Srharikota, Andhara Pradesh, India. India successfully tested its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module on board a 630-ton rocket from the southern island of Sriharikota, before detaching successfully at an altitude of 126 kilometres, and landing by parachute in the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Space Research Organisation said 18 December 2014.

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The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark-III) lifts off at Indian space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) center in Srharikota, Andhara Pradesh, India. India successfully tested its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module on board a 630-ton rocket from the southern island of Sriharikota, before detaching successfully at an altitude of 126 kilometres, and landing by parachute in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday

An H2-A rocket carrying space explorer Hayabusa2, lifts off from a launching pad at Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.  The Japanese space explorer was launched Wednesday on a six-year roundtrip journey to blow a crater in a remote asteroid and collect samples from inside in hopes of gathering clues to the origin of earth.

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An H2-A rocket carrying space explorer Hayabusa2 lifts off from a launching pad at Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima, southern Japan. The Japanese space explorer was launched on Wednesday on a six-year round-trip journey to blow a crater in a remote asteroid and collect samples from inside, in hopes of gathering clues to the origin of earth.

An unmanned spacecraft is launched atop an advanced Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

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China launches a spacecraft from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest province Sichuan. The experimental spacecraft will fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

The media watches as a Space X falcon 9 rocket carrying the AsiaSat 8 Satellite liftoff early Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 from the Cape Canaveral, Fla.,  Air Force Station.  The rocket carried the Asiasat-8 spacecraft which will support direct broadcasting, private networks and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.  (AP Photo/Florida Today, Craig Rubadoux)  NO SALES

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The media watches as a Space X falcon 9 rocket carrying the AsiaSat 8 Satellite lifts off from the Cape Canaveral, Florida, Air Force Station. The rocket carried the Asiasat-8 spacecraft which will support direct broadcasting, private networks and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. 

A Palestinian man reacts in front of a destroyed mosque after it was hit by an Israeli air strike, on July 29, 2014, in Gaza City. Bloodshed in and around Gaza surged with strikes killing at least 13 Palestinians, a day after five Israeli soldiers died, shattering hopes for an end to three weeks of violence.

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A Palestinian man reacts in front of a destroyed mosque after it was hit by an Israeli air strike, on Monday, in Gaza City

A NATO helicopter flies overhead Kabul International Airport, during an attack on the airport in Kabul...A NATO helicopter flies overhead Kabul International Airport, during an attack on the airport in Kabul July 17, 2014. Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked the airport on Thursday in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility, used by both civilians and the military, in a year. The airport is home to a major operational base for NATO-led forces that have been fighting insurgents for 12 years. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST TRANSPORT POLITICS)

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A Nato helicopter flies over Kabul airport, Afghanistan, during an attack on the terminal by militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades  

An Israeli man inspects the damage to a house following a rocket attack by militants from the Gaza Strip on the southern Israeli town of Sderot, on July 3, 2014. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza and militants hit back with 15 rockets, further hiking tensions after a day of violence triggered by the suspected revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager.

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An Israeli man inspects the damage to a house following a rocket attack by militants from the Gaza Strip on the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Thursday. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza and militants hit back with 15 rockets, further hiking tensions after a day of violence triggered by the suspected revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-13M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, flies in the sky at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, May 29, 2014. Circular star tracks around the Polar Star and track of the rocket a the result of the long time exposure. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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The Soyuz TMA-13M space ship launches atop the Soyuz-FG rocket booster at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying a new crew to the International Space Station. Circular star tracks around the Polar Star and track of the rocket are the result of long time exposure 

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The Antares rocket on Thursday launches from Nasa’s Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia. Antares is carrying the Cygnus spacecraft in Orbital Sciences’ first cargo resupply mission for Nasa

Soyuz TMA-11M rocket is launched with Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency onboard, November 7, 2013 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Tyurin, Mastracchio, and, Wakata will spend the next six months aboard the International Space Station.

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The Soyuz TMA-11M rocket is launched on Thursday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition 38 Soyuz commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, flight engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and flight engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are on board.

Atlas launch from Port Canaveral...A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket  carrying an Air Force communications satellite blasts off from launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday morning Sept. 18, 2013, In the foreground is the Port Canaveral Welcome Center in this 73 second time exposure.  (AP Photo/Florida Today, /Malcolm Denemark)

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying an Air Force communications satellite blasts off from launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Wednesday morning in Florida. In the foreground is the Port Canaveral Welcome Center in this 73 second time exposure 

Russia's built Proton-M rocket carrying Eutelsat 3D telecommunications satellite blasts off from the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome  early on May 15, 2013. The Russian carrier rocket successfully placed on the target orbit the satellite of Eutelsat Communications, the Russian news agencies reported today.

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A Proton-M rocket carrying a Eutelsat 3D telecoms satellite blasts off from the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Russian carrier rocket successfully placed the satellite on the target orbit of Eutelsat Communications, Russian news agencies reported.