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"Apollo 17: On The Shoulders of Giants"

Apollo's final lunar voyage is relived in this movie. The film depicts the highlights of Apollo 17's journey to Taurus-Littrow and looks to the future Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and shuttle programs.


"Apollo 10: To Sort Out The Unknowns"

The May 1969 mission of Apollo 10 served as a final dress rehearsal before the first lunar landing later that summer. Stafford, Young and Cernan went to the moon to uncover lingering spacecraft problems that needed to be solved.


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Russian military spacecraft launched by Soyuz

Posted: June 7, 2007

A Russian Soyuz rocket delivered a covert military satellite into orbit Thursday evening, marking the nation's first launch of a defense satellite this year.

The Soyuz launcher lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 1800 GMT (2:00 p.m. EDT), according to Russian news reports.

A few minutes later, the three-stage rocket released the Kosmos 2427 payload into orbit as planned.

The launch was the first of the year from Plesetsk, and the first since December for the Russian military.

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov viewed the launch at Plesetsk, according to an Itar-Tass report.

Overall, Thursday's mission was the 22nd space launch this year to successfully reach orbit.