|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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