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When the Skylark rocket eventually blasts off, the 50year British space programme will draw to a close.
When the Skylark rocket eventually blasts off, the 50-year British space programme will draw to a close The rocket will be the 441st Skylark to launch when it sets off on its historic journey from the Swedish Space Corporation's Esrange site, near Kiruna.
A satellite blasts off from a launch pad in Florida and disappears.
And to get you in the right mood for the new year, Turner Classic Movies blasts off with Stanley Kubrick's ``2001: A Space Odyssey'' at midnight.