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Shuttle Atlantis Enters Earth Orbit on Final Mission

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis entered Earth’s orbit Friday on a mission to the International Space Station — the 135th and final flight of the 30-year-old shuttle program. After days of rainy forecasts and cloudy weather, an estimated crowd of 1 million people watched the historic lift-off in and around the Kennedy Space Center in […]

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Shuttle Atlantis Blasts Off on Final Mission

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis blasted off Friday on a mission to the International Space Station — the 135th and final flight of the 30-year-old space shuttle program. The space agency NASA said as many as 1 million people were gathered in and around the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to watch the historic lift-off. […]

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Astronauts Board Shuttle for Final Launch

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The final crew of the space shuttle Atlantis has boarded the spacecraft at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center for the 135th and final flight of the 30-year-old space shuttle program. As many as 1 million people are gathering to witness the historic lift-off, but the weather forecast remains questionable, with a 70 percent chance for clouds […]

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Possible Weather Delays Loom for Final Space Shuttle Launch

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Crews at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center have begun final preparations for Friday’s scheduled launch of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis, the 135th and final flight of the 30-year-old space shuttle program. As many as 750,000 people are expected to be on hand to witness the historic lift-off, but the weather forecast remains gloomy, with a […]

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