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Robert Pearlman
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After 30 years and 155 missions, including a record 100 consecutive successful launches, the Delta II rocket is being retired. From United Launch Alliance:
For nearly 30 years, the reliable Delta II rocket has been an industry workhorse, launching critical capabilities for NASA, the Air Force and customers around the world. From its origin as the launch vehicle for the first Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites to science and interplanetary satellites, including Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, to vital commercial communication and imaging satellites, the Delta II rocket has truly earned its place in space history.
The 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base has produced both a mission patch ("Delta II ICESat-2 and the Last Crusade") and a commemorative patch to mark the "end of an era."

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-14-2018 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
United Launch Alliance (ULA) also produced a tribute patch:

And there is this ICESat patch, with a nod to the Delta II:

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