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The Space Shuttle Program: A Look Back

NASA space shuttle Atlantis blasts off Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral Florida, the last 30 year shuttle program

NASA's space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, as the last in the 30 year shuttle program.

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The Space Shuttle rocketed into orbit for the 135th and final time this morning, with the Atlantis and its four crew members blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for the International Space Station. To mark the day, we've put together a slideshow looking back at the key milestones in the Shuttle's 30-year career. Click here to view the photos.


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