A Virgin Galactic HTPB-fueled RocketMotorTwo during a 2012 test fire. Credit: Virgin Galactic
The New Shepard space vehicle blasts off on its first developmental test flight over Blue Origin’s West Texas Launch Site. The crew capsule reached apogee at 93,600 meters before beginning its descent back to Earth. Credit: Blue Origin photo
Progress 52 docking mechanism
MUOS-1 attached to Atlas 5
An artist's concept of Arabsat 6-A and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1. Credit: Lockheed Martin
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off April 27 carrying Turkmenistan's first satellite, the Thales Alenia Space-built TurkmenAlem52E MonacoSat satellite. Credit: SpaceX video screenshot
U.S. Rep. Mac Thronberry
Boeing 702HP satellite
An Ariane 5 carrying the Sicral 2 and Thor 7 satellites lifts off April 26 from Kourou. Credit: Arianespace
An X-37B undergoes inspection after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Credit: USAF
ULA CEO Tory Bruno
A 2011 file photo of an Ariane 5 rocket rolling out to the launch pad. Credit: Arianespace
Antares fail
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ULA CEO Tory Bruno on April 14 launch industry panel at the 31st National Space Symposium. Credit: Tom Kimmell
RD-180. Credit: NASA

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