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United Launch Alliance photo, via AP

From Decatur to the stars

A Decatur-made rocket launched successfully from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Thursday. It was the 76th consecutive successful launch for the United Launch Alliance's Delta II.

It is carrying a NASA space probe destined for the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center is managing the probe during its seven-year, 3.2-billion-mile journey.

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