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  • n  the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination

  • Exactly 23 hours and 32 minutes after Nikolaev's blastoff, just as he was breaking Titov's record by completing his 18th orbit, Moscow announced triumphantly that a second .
  • A month before the Apollo 8 blastoff, British Astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell lashed out against the mission.
  • Rain threatened to scrub the mission until 31 hours before blastoff.
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  • Power Outage Delays Launch of NASA Solar Observatory
    A power outage in California over the weekend has delayed launch preparations for NASA's newest sun-studying spacecraft by 24 hours, pushing the new solar observatory's blastoff to no earlier than Thursday (June 27), space agency officials said.
    June 25, 2013 - via Yahoo! News

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