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Rosetta spacecraft makes rendezvous with comet: ESA

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August 6, 2014
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The space probe Rosetta on Wednesday made a historic rendezvous with a comet, climaxing a 10-year, six billion-kilometre (3.7-billion-mile) chase through the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. Duration: 00:34 Video provided by AFP


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This Week @ NASA, April 05, 2013

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NASA (Apr. 5, 2013) — Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket was rolled out to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A at Wallops Flight Facility in preparation for a test flight targeted for later this month. Antares is designed to propel a Cygnus cargo spacecraft laden with experiments and supplies to the International Space Station. This test won’t include the spacecraft or a rendezvous with the space station. That full-up demonstration flight is planned for later this year.
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