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    Atlantis Lands after Final Mission

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - MAY 26:  People take pictures as Space Shuttle Atlantis is towed back to the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) after it returned to the shuttle landing facility at Kennedy Space Center May 26, 2010 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The astronauts have just completed a twelve day mission to the International Space Station, this was the final scheduled mission for Atlantis.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis touched down at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida around 6 a.m. Thursday, officially ending NASA’s space shuttle program. The program launched 135 flights over 30 years, sending 355 astronauts into space. The Atlantis launched on its first mission in 1985. On its final mission, it dropped off a year’s supply of food and other supplies at the International Space Station.

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