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Final Titan Launch a Success

10/20/2005 10:37 AM

The 368th and final Titan rocket was launched this morning from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. Once the backbone of the US space program and a mainstay of the Cold War ICBM fleet, the Titan is being replaced by cheaper boosters. The final payload is secret, launched for the National Reconnaissance Office, which oversees the nation's spy satellites.

For more on the Titan rocket program, click here, and this site has some great photos from a number of Titan launches.

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Fall of the Titans

10/21/2005 11:32 AM

A venerable booster to be sure - there's an awful lot of history wrapped up in the Titan program. However, as with most things, it is time to move on. Still, sad to see it go.

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