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Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the Stardust spacecraft
STARDUST Launch
As tower rollback begins, the Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the Stardust spacecraft waits on Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, for the second attempt at launch at 4:04 p.m. EST.
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Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the Stardust spacecraft waits on Launch Pad
STARDUST Launch
After a 24-hour postponement, the Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the Stardust spacecraft waits on Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, for its scheduled launch at 4:04 p.m. EST.
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The fixed utility tower (right) casts a long shadow across the base of the Boeing Delta II rocket
STARDUST Launch
In the late morning light at Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, the fixed utility tower (right) casts a long shadow across the base of the Boeing Delta II rocket (left) waiting to launch the Stardust spacecraft.
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Into a pristine blue sky, the Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the Stardust spacecraft
STARDUST Launch
Into a pristine blue sky, the Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the Stardust spacecraft leaves clouds of exhaust behind as it lifts off.
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Flames sear the pristine blue sky behind the Boeing Delta II
STARDUST Launch
Flames sear the pristine blue sky behind the Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the Stardust spacecraft after the 4:04:15 p.m. launch from Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Station.
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Photographers (left) and reporters (right) follow the snaking exhaust of the Boeing Delta II rocket
STARDUST Launch
Photographers (left) and reporters (right) follow the snaking exhaust of the Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the Stardust spacecraft after its launch.
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Billows of exhaust roll across Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, as the Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the Stardust spacecraft launches on time.
STARDUST Launch
Billows of exhaust roll across Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, as the Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the Stardust spacecraft launches on time. At left is the mobile launch tower.
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Billows of exhaust fill Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Station
STARDUST Launch
Billows of exhaust fill Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, as the Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the Stardust spacecraft launches on time.
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