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NASA probe blasts off for Jupiter after launch-pad snags

Even in the post shuttle world, rocket launches are still big attractions. Full story.

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Nn Atlas V rocket carryies NASA's JUNO spacecraft from launch pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida, August 5. The spacecraft will take 5 years to reach orbit around Jupiter and then spend about one year gathering information on Jupiter' magnetic field, atmosphere and interior.

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Beach goers from Cocoa Beach watch the launch of NASA's JUNO Spacecraft at Cape Canaveral, Florida August 25.