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Astrophysics picture of the day for April 20, 2019
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Twenty seven Merlin rocket engines are firing in this close-up of the launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket. Derived from three Falcon 9 first stage...
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Technology Innovation
$400M
Invested Annually
Balloons
13
Science Payloads
12
Student Experiments
Research
10,000
U.S. Scientists Funded
$600M
Awarded Annually
Earth-Based Investigations
25
Major Airborne Missions
8
Global Networks
Sounding Rockets
16
Science Missions
3
Tech/Student Missions
SMALLSATS/CUBESATS
31
Science Missions
24
Technology Demos
Spacecraft
105
Missions
85
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