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NASA's Space Shuttle Program: 30 Years of Flight

Final Shuttle Launch

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Final Shuttle Launch

Caleb Connell, 6, tosses an inflatable shuttle toy to his grandfather as they wait for the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis. Large crowds gathered at the Space View Park in Florida to witness the launch on July 8, 2011.

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