Delta 2-H launches NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope
8/25/03 ~ 1:35:39am

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A Boeing Delta 2-Heavy rocket, with slightly larger Solid Rocket Boosters than a typical Delta 2, launches
NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), later renamed the Spitzer Space Telescope, the fourth and
final of NASA's Great Observatories. Spitzer compliments the Hubble Space Telescope, the former Compton Gamma
Ray Observatory and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

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