Throwing Fire at the Sun Credit: United Launch Alliance Thursday, April A United Launch Alliance rocket carrying the spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on April
On April the private spaceflight company Blue Origin launched its reusable New Shepard rocket and Crew Capsule for the third time and successfully landed them back on Earth. See photos from the test flight here.
S73-27666 (May-June 1973) --- A close-up view of the Soyuz spacecraft which was part of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project exhibit at the 30th International Aeronautics and Space Exhibition held May 24 -- June 3, 1973 at the Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France. The ASTP exhibit was co-sponsored by the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
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