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Minotaur 1 launches ORS 3
Student-built satellites, military payloads launched
Crowned with a record-setting horde of 29 satellites, a Minotaur 1 rocket bounded into space from Virginia on Tuesday night and put on an evening sky show before releasing the medley of spacecraft more than 300 miles above Earth.
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Minotaur 5 launches LADEE
Minotaur 5's dazzling nighttime launch in photos
Observers up and down the U.S. East Coast got a spectacular light show Friday night as NASA's LADEE moon mission rocketed into space from Virginia aboard a Minotaur 5 rocket. We present photos of the launch submitted from readers and imagery captured by remote cameras near the launch pad.
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Moon mission blasts off, overcomes pointing problem
NASA's latest moon mission, a $280 million project to study the lunar atmosphere, soared to space aboard a Minotaur 5 rocket Friday in a brilliant late-night launch from Virginia that lit up skies all along the U.S. East Coast.
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New Minotaur 5 rocket tailored for moon mission
NASA's new moon mission, designed to survey the little-known lunar atmosphere, will blast off from Virginia on Friday aboard a U.S. Air Force Minotaur 5 rocket assembled from stockpiled Peacekeeper missile motors originally built to hurl nuclear weapons at targets across the globe.
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Minotaur 4+ launches TacSat 4
Minotaur 4 rocket blazes fiery trail into space
Leaving a wake of fire and smoke twisting above the jagged Alaska coastline, a Minotaur rocket fired away from a remote launch pad Tuesday and released a U.S. Navy satellite in orbit give military forces better communications links on the battlefield.
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Minotaur 1 launches ORS 1
Minotaur rocket streaks into the night from Virginia
A Minotaur rocket roared into orbit from the Virginia coast Wednesday night, successfully deploying a small spacecraft to make the benefits of satellite technology more accessible to deployed U.S. military forces in Afghanistan and other war zones in the Middle East.
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Minotaur 1 launches NROL-66
Classified satellite climbs to space on Minotaur rocket
A trailblazing payload for the National Reconnaissance Office successfully rocketed into orbit on a Minotaur 1 booster Sunday, beginning a secret mission testing new ways to collect intelligence from space.
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Minotaur 4 launches STP-S26
Minotaur 4 launches to send research to new heights
A Minotaur rocket topped with a payload of seven satellites launched Friday from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska. The booster orbited a cache of experiments to prove new space capabilities and exercise growing minds.
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Minotaur 4 launches SBSS
Space surveillance project successfully blasts off
Leaving behind the earthly limitations imposed on reconnoitering space, a telescope-laden sleuth was launched Saturday night to survey the dangers of orbital debris and monitor nefarious threats against vital national security satellites.
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Minotaur 4-Lite launches HTV 2a
Minotaur 4 rocket launches on suborbital mission
A new Minotaur launch vehicle derived from retired missile parts successfully blasted off from the California coast on April 22, 2010, but officials lost contact with a hypersonic glider testbed for a U.S. military quick-response global strike system.
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Minotaur 1 launches TacSat 3
Minotaur lofts experimental satellite for U.S. military
A Minotaur rocket made a twilight ascent into space from Virginia's Eastern Shore on May 19, 2009, successfully carting an experimental satellite into orbit to begin a year of tactical military exercises on the final frontier.
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Minotaur 1 launches NFIRE
Missile research craft soars into space from Virginia
A data-gathering research satellite for the U.S. missile defense program successfully launched into space from the Virginia coast aboard an Orbital Sciences Minotaur 1 rocket on April 24, 2007.
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Minotaur 1 launches TacSat 2
Minotaur rocket makes sunrise ascent from Virginia
Virginia's Wallops Island hosted its first space launch in seven years on Dec. 11, 2006 when a Minotaur rocket blazed a trail into orbit with a U.S. Air Force demonstration satellite.
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Minotaur 1 launches COSMIC
Minotaur rocket hauls six satellites into space
Six tiny satellites sped into space April 14, 2006 aboard an ultra-fast rocket booster, beginning a five-year mission to examine Earth's atmosphere and the underlying hints of climate change by employing a novel technique.
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Minotaur 1 launches STP R1
Rocket launch paints sky with breath-taking scene
A grand spectacle in the evening sky created by a spacebound rocket delighted stargazers and frightened the uninformed across hundreds of miles in the southwestern United States on September 22, 2005.
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Minotaur 1 launches XSS 11
Minotaur rocket launches U.S. military spacecraft
Deploying tiny probes to inspect or service spacecraft in distress and flying satellites that can operate with limited human touch are the chief goals behind a state-of-the-art technology demonstration mission successfully launched into Earth orbit April 11, 2005.
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Minotaur 1 launches Mightysat 2.1
Minotaur lofts Air Force technology testbed craft
A small U.S. Air Force research satellite with a "mighty" name was successfully launched July 19 by a rocket cobbled together using leftover Minuteman 2 missile sections and new stages from a commercial Pegasus booster.
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Minotaur 1 launches JAWSAT
Success declared for first OSP Minotaur rocket
U.S. Air Force officials say the $23 million test flight of the new OSP Minotaur rocket was successful January 26 despite the lack of some data from the launch. Get the latest news at our Mission Status Center.
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JAWSAT
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STS-134 Patch

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Final Shuttle Mission Patch

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The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!
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Apollo Collage
This beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.
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STS-133 Patch

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The final planned flight of space shuttle Discovery is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-133. Available in our store!
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Anniversary Shuttle Patch

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This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia's historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.
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Mercury anniversary

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard's historic Mercury mission with this collectors' item, the official commemorative embroidered patch.
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Gemini 12
Gemini 12: The NASA Mission Reports covers the voyage of James Lovell and Buzz Aldrin that capped the Gemini program's efforts to prove the technologies and techniques that would be needed for the Apollo Moon landings. Includes CD-ROM.
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