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NASA's Space Shuttle Program: 30 Years of Flight

Atlantis Over Earth

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Shuttle drawing x-24B test vehicleThe First External TankTest StandFirst Shuttle Launch Smoke Trails From ChallengerChallenger crew Birds Flock to STS-27Engine Maintenance On the Payload bay Test Firing Servicing the Hubble Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Columbia 1981 launch Columbia DebrisDiscovery flight deckFinal Shuttle Launch Atlantis Over EarthSandy Magnus 1979 shuttle photoDiscovery sunset Final Landing

Atlantis Over Earth

Space shuttle Atlantis is seen orbiting Earth over the Bahamas just before docking for the last time with the International Space Station July 10, 2011.

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