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An Orbital Sciences L-1011 aircraft taxis before taking off on a mission to launch NASA's IRIS spacecraft into orbit.

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An Orbital Sciences L-1011 carrier aircraft taxis to the runway at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., before taking off on a mission to launch NASA's IRIS spacecraft into low-Earth orbit. IRIS, short for Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, was launched aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket released from the L-1011. Photo credit: VAFB/Randy Beaudoin

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  • Title: An Orbital Sciences L-1011 aircraft taxis before taking off on a mission to launch NASA's IRIS spacecraft into orbit.
  • Location: Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

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