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Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Set to Launch This Week

Atlas 5 Rocket Streaks and Lighthouse: TDRS-K Satellite

Soyuz TMA-04M Launches Expedition 31/32 Crewmembers

Richard Branson announced this week that Virgin Galactic will be open for space tourism in 2013, and he and his son and daughter will be the first travellers. About 529 other people have reportedly signed on for the $200,000 ride too.

New York, New York, Big City of Dreams Credit: NASA/Bill IngallsThursday, June 7, 2012: Like generations of immigrants before, shuttle Enterprise receives a welcoming salute from Lady Liberty, as the test shuttle floats up the Hudson River to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, on June 6, 2012. — Tom Chao via space.com

The Jupiter Icy moons Explorer – JUICE is the first Large-class mission chosen as part of ESA’s Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program. It will be launched in 2022 from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5, arriving at Jupiter in 2030 to spend at least three years making detailed observations.Jupiter’s diverse Galilean moons – volcanic Io, icy Europa and rock-ice Ganymede and Callisto – make the Jovian system a miniature Solar System in its own right / dailygalaxy.com

Space shuttle Enterprise arriving in New York City.