Space exploration is fueled by successful rocket launches, from the Saturn V launching the first humans to the Moon, to the success of the SpaceX Falcon 9, the world’s first reusable orbital class rocket!

Through the decades, rockets have been modified and improved, built bigger, faster, and more powerful. They have launched astronauts, scientific instruments, experiments, and spacecraft that are still exploring deep space.

In today’s photo gallery, take a look back on some of these impressive shots of rocket launches, and don’t forget to stop by our SpaceX Falcon 9 booster exhibit during your next visit!

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