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Next Launch ORB-3 on a Antares rocket from Wallops Island, VA
scheduled for:
21 Oct 14 2:29:00 GMT
20 Oct 14 22:29:00 EDT

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The secretive CLIO missions taking flight atop a ULA Atlas-V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla on Sept. 16, 2014. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

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AmericaSpace Photographer has Image Selected by NASA APOD

Photo Credit: Mike Killian – AmericaSpace / ARES Institute

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The powered up flight deck of space shuttle Endeavour. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and Americaspace

The powered up flight deck of space shuttle Endeavour. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and Americaspace

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