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10 more iconic images from NASA

By: Katherine Butler on Nov. 8, 2010, 11:40 a.m.
pioneer 10 prepares for liftoff from launch pad

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Launch of Pioneer 10, 1972

First, we took you from the Earth to the moon. Of course, NASA’s rich history did not end with those final lunar steps from Apollo 17. Space exploration continued, carrying manned and unmanned crafts through our solar system. Pioneer 10, pictured here, is now more than 7.5 billion miles from Earth. (Text: Katherine Butler)