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Launch of Orion

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, with NASA’s Orion spacecraft mounted atop, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37 at at 7:05 a.m. EST, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Florida. The Orion spacecraft will orbit Earth twice, reaching an altitude of approximately 3,600 miles above Earth before landing in the Pacific Ocean. No one is aboard Orion for this flight test, but the spacecraft is designed to allow us to journey to destinations never before…

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Juno EmergesCredit: Patrick H. Corkery/United Launch AllianceIn preparation for launch of NASA's Juno mission, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is rolled to the pad at Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral.

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Orion Exploration Flight Test Launch The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA’s Orion spacecraft mounted atop, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex...

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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket beat the weather and launched a top secret payload into space for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NROL-37) on Saturday. Launch from Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37) at Cape Canaveral was on schedule at the start of the window that opened at 1:51pm Eastern (17:51 UTC).

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The Delta 4 Heavy rocket was rolled out to Launch Complex 37 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sept. 30, then lifted to a vertical position Oct. 1 to prepare for the Dec. 4 test flight of NASA's Orion crew capsule.

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft roars into space atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, December 5, 2014, from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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