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A rendering of a DMSP Block 5D weather satellite. Credit: USAF/SpaceNews
SpaceX unveils first development tank for Mars spaceship. Credit: SpaceX
Two cubesats after launch from the International Space Station's Small Satellite Orbital Deployer. Credit: NASA
MRO Schiaparelli image
Juno at Jupiter
Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong enter the Tiangong 2 module Oct. 18. Credit: CCTV video still
Credit: SpaceNews graphic
An Orbital ATK Antares rocket lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia, Oct. 17, carrying a Cygnus cargo spacecraft bound for the ISS. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaking with National Reconnaissance Office employees Oct. 13 at NRO headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia. Credit: NRO via Twitter
Jean-Yves Le Gall
Shenzhou-11 launch
An Antares rocket stands on its launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia, Oct. 15, one day before the vehicle's return to flight. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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