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Blast Through 2014's Most Awesome (and Awful) Space Pictures

Revisit the past year's highs and lows in space science and exploration, ranging from a successful Orion launch to the tragic loss of SpaceShipTwo.
Image: NASA Cygnus cargo rocket explodes on launch for ISS
The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, explodes moments after its launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, USA, 28 October 2014. NASA/JOEL KOWSKY / EPA