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Over more than two decades, Shooting Stars has proved itself as a launchpad for international talent: former Shooting Stars include Daniel Craig and Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan, Domhnall Gleeson and Daniel Bruhl.
This week, President Trump signed a presidential order to direct NASA to prepare a return to the moon, a move seen as a launchpad to further exploration of Mars.
His murder in Mississippi ultimately became a launchpad for the civil rights movement.
Budgets for athletic development programs have already been slashed; the idea of the 2016 as a powerful launchpad is too depressing to be funny.
Whichever mission makes it to the launchpad will have big figurative shoes to fill.
Of those launches, SpaceX attempted booster recovery for all but three, succeeding with five landings on the ground launchpad and eight on one of their autonomous drone barges.
Almost exactly a year ago, Carrie Pilby debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, a launchpad for several Oscar-winning projects including Silver Linings Playbook and American Beauty.
The German team secured a Russian rocket, and Grace was sent into space from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, a launchpad about 500 miles north of Moscow, on March 17, 2002.
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