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 Antares Rocket  Launch

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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 Read more

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.