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NASA's Space Shuttle Program: 30 Years of Flight

Final Landing

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Final Landing

The space shuttle Atlantis lands safely on July 21, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending its 13-day mission and bringing an end to the 30-year US shuttle program.

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