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On the landing pad.

The space shuttle Atlantis stands shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back at launch pad at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July (Bill Ingalls-NASA/Reuters/Handout)

Space Shuttle Launch.

Space Shuttle Endeavour emerges from the clouds during its launch on May 16 for its final journey into space. The Space Shuttle program ended for good on July 21 with the safe landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis.