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The Taurus XL rocket that blasted off carrying NASA's Glory satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Friday March 4, 2011, failed to reach orbit. NASA says in a statement that a protective shell atop the rocket did not separate from the satellite as it should have about three minutes after the launch. (AP Photo/Bryan Walton - Santa Maria Times)
Photo by: Bryan Walton
The Taurus XL rocket that blasted off carrying NASA's Glory satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Friday March 4, 2011, failed to reach orbit. NASA says in a statement that a protective shell atop the rocket did not separate from the satellite as it should have about three minutes after the launch. (AP Photo/Bryan Walton - Santa Maria Times)

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