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Atlantis

As Atlantis Lands, Space Shuttle Era Comes to a Close

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the International Space Station in triumph Thursday, bringing an end to NASA’s 30-year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and tears. A record crowd of 2,000 gathered near the landing strip, thousands more packed Kennedy Space Center and countless others […]

July 21, 2011

Last Space Shuttle Set to Return to Earth Thursday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — On the eve of NASA’s historic, wheel-stopping end to the shuttle program, the four astronauts making the final journey and the flight controllers who will guide them home said Wednesday they’re starting to feel a rush of emotions. “You know what? I really do feel like it’s coming near the […]

July 20, 2011