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Launch of Falcon 9 v1.1 with Dragon CRS-3 to the ISS from CCAFS SLC 40.

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Rocketcam view from aboard the ESA/Roscosmos Soyuz-U rocket that launched Sentinel 1 from Kourou.

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Launch of Soyuz TMA-12M from Baikonur, carrying Steve Swanson, Alexander Skvortsov, and Oleg Artemyev to the International Space Station for Expedition 39-40.

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Evening news features on Skylab 1 and 2 missions from 1973.

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Video of the NASA/JAXA GPM launch aboard an HII-A rocket from Tanegashima Island, Japan. The GPM core satellite will measure worldwide precipitation.

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HII-A rocket launches GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement), a joint NASA/JAXA satellite. The mission has its own official anime.

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An 3D animated preview of the Ares I-X Test Flight, an atmospheric test of a solid rocket booster set up to simulate an Ares I rocket for the now-defunct Constellation program. Ares I-X launched in Oct 2009.

(There were no other Ares I launches; ISS crew launches will be handled by commercial partners, and the Ares program has been replaced with the Space Launch System.)

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Delta IV (Medium+ 4,2) launches GPS 2F-5 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 37.

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Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. With the world watching the historic and live-televised event, Glenn orbited the Earth three times in his space capsule, Friendship 7. Four hours and 55 minutes after ignition, John Glenn and Friendship 7 returned to Earth and splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean.

The John Glenn Story, 1963

From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, 1962 - 1981,Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

(via sashanako)

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Proton-M rocket launches Turksat 4A from Baikonur, Feb 2014.