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Mercury–Atlas 9 rocket and spacecraft at Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. in 1963.

Mercury–Atlas 9 rocket and spacecraft at Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. in (JPEG Image, 256 × 1024 pixels)

Being aware of and/or watching (on TV) the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo rocket launches!

Father and son observe Apollo 11 launch, the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 1969 ~ photograph by Ralph Crane

2048x1365 widescreen wallpaper space shuttle

Space shuttle Endeavour mounted atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA takes to the sky from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Two on the Crawlerway

Two on the Crawlerway

Atlantis and Columbia in a space shuttle traffic jam. In 1990 STS 35 (Atlantis) was heading to the launchpad. STS 38 (Columbia) was rolled back to the vehicle assembly building for repairs to liquid hydrogen lines.

Resultado de imagen de wunderwaffen

Why does NASA launch rockets from Cape Canaveral, Florida?

This photo released by spacecraft manufacturer RSC Energia shows the Vostok spacecraft. On April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin launched into orbit on Vostok 1 to become the first human to fly in space.

Credit: RSC EnergiaThis photo released by spacecraft manufacturer RSC Energia shows the Vostok spacecraft. On April Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin launched into orbit on Vostok 1 to become the first human to fly in space.

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