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Shuttle Launch From PlaneCredit: Ryan Graff, courtesy of Graff took this photo of space shuttle Atlantis' final launch from the window of a Southwest Airlines plane.

Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle Discovery hitched a ride on NASA's modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft for the flight from the Dryden Flight Research Center in California, to Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on August NASA Image.

Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, FL. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)  #

The year in Pictures: Part II

Great Moments in NASA History. Space shuttle Atlantis blasted off from Kennedy Space Center on July in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The liftoff was the last in the shuttle program.

Space shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Centre.

STS-135: The Final Voyage

Space shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Centre.

It's what the Egyptians would have wanted.

Shuttle makes Washington flypast

Retired space shuttle Discovery makes a final fly-over in Washington, DC.

NASA STS-135 Atlantis

''I'm already having a hard time believing that we'll never see Discovery, this incredible spaceship, fly again.'' The space shuttle Dis c.

Space Shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center July 21, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Atlantis was the final shuttle mission for NASA, ending the shuttle program's 30 years. (Joe Raedle - AFP/Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center July 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Atlantis was the final shuttle mission for NASA, ending the shuttle program's 30 years.

Space Shuttle Plume Shadow Points to the Moon - from Astronomy Picture of the Day, 27 November 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis launch plume shadow at Space Shuttle program by NASA (edited by - Portal:Space/Featured.

space shuttle enterprise

Space Shuttle Enterprise Journeys to the Intrepid

Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City where it will become part of its permanent collection.

Space shuttle Atlantis - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

Space shuttle Atlantis

Space shuttle Atlantis - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

Space Shuttle Discovery preparing…final flight.

Breathtaking new photos of Space Shuttle Discovery preparing for its final flight

Discovery Mated To Shuttle Carrier Aircraft by nasa hq photo…

Space shuttle Endeavour takes to the sky from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:22 a.m. EDT mounted atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA. In the background is the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building where the shuttles were attached to their external fuel tank/solid rocket booster stacks. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Houston and then to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California…

Space shuttle Endeavour takes to the sky from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:22 a.m. EDT mounted atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA. In the background is the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building where the shuttles were attached to their external fuel tank/solid rocket booster stacks. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Houston and then to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California…

At 5:57 am EDT, after 13 days and 200 orbits around earth, Space Shuttle Atlantis completes mission STS-135 thus ending America’s 30-year Space Shuttle program.  Since STS-1 in 1981, 355 individuals from 16 countries flew 852 times aboard five Space Shuttles. Together, they traveled more than 542 million miles

Space Shuttle Atlantis marks the end to the Space Shuttle Program

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