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Falcon Heavy climbs to orbit during its Feb. 6 debut. Credit: Craig Vander Galien for SpaceNews
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In the Horizontal Processing Facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the engine bell is installed around for the second-stage nozzle of the Delta 2 rocket for NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, which launched in July 2014. Credit: NASA
A Delta 2 lifts off Sept. 15 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on its 155th and final mission. In its final outing, the United Launch Alliance rocket delivered NASA's ICESat-2 satellite to orbit, capping a career that included 153 flawless missions, one explosive failure and one partial success. Credit: NASA
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A scale re-entry module for a next-generation Chinese crewed spacecraft that launched in 2016. Launch of a full-scale model is on tap for 2019. Credit: CASC
Sergei Krikalev, Roscosmos' director of manned spaceflight, updates reporters in Moscow on the ongoing investigation into the Oct. 11 Soyuz mission abort. Credit: Roscosmos photo
The impact of an Oct. 11 crewed Soyuz rocket anomaly on Europeanized Soyuz rockets operated by Arianespace is still unclear. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
An artist's concept of Orbital ATK's OmegA rocket in flight.

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